Atwater Family History

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Atwater Name Meaning

English: topographic name for someone whose dwelling was by a river or lake, Middle English atte water ‘at the water’.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

Similar surnames: Bywater, Water, Outwater, Strater, Tranter, Slater, Thaler, Plater

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Atwater Family Origin

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Atwater Family Occupations

What did your Atwater ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Carpenter, Formerly Brickfield Lab and General Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Atwater. A less common occupation for the Atwater family was General Shop. The most common Atwater occupation in the UK was Carpenter. 13% of Atwater's were Carpenters.

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  • Carpenter

  • Formerly Brickfield Lab

  • General Laborer

  • General Shop


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Atwater ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Atwater Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 28,000 census records available for the last name Atwater. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Atwater census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Atwater. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 4,000 military records available for the last name Atwater. For the veterans among your Atwater ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Atwater Life Expectancy

What is the average Atwater lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Atwater life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Atwater in 1944 was 46, and 75 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Atwater

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Atwater ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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