Cheshire Family History

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Cheshire Name Meaning

English: regional name for someone from the county of Cheshire in northwestern England, the name of which is recorded in Domesday Book as Cestrescire, from the name of the county seat, Chester, + Old English scir ‘district’, ‘division’.

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


Similar surnames: Chester, Hampshire, Shire, Shropshire, Cherry, Chevis, Cheshier

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Cheshire Family Origin

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Cheshire Family Occupations

What did your Cheshire ancestors do for a living?

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

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  • Agricultural Labourer

    4%
  • Farm Labourer

    3%
  • Farmer

    3%
  • Carpenter

    2%

In 1881, Agricultural Labourer, Farm Labourer and Farmer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Cheshire. A less common occupation for the Cheshire family was Carpenter. The most common Cheshire occupation in the UK was Agricultural Labourer. 4% of Cheshire's were Agricultural Labourers.

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Cheshire Historical Records

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Cheshire Life Expectancy

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