Chesnut Family History

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Chesnut Name Meaning

English: variant spelling of Chestnut.

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


Similar surnames: Chesnutt, Chestnut, Chestnutt, Chesher, Chesna, Crest, Chesbro

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Chesnut Family Origin

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Chesnut Family Occupations

What did your Chesnut ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Cabman, Carpet Weaver In Factory and Hawker were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Chesnut. A less common occupation for the Chesnut family was Labourer Sugar. The most common Chesnut occupation in the UK was Cabman. 13% of Chesnut's were Cabmans.

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  • Cabman

    13%
  • Carpet Weaver In Factory

    13%
  • Hawker

    13%
  • Labourer Sugar

    13%

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

Chesnut Historical Records

What Chesnut family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Chesnut. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Chesnut census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search 1891 UK census records for Chesnut

Passenger List

There are 642 immigration records available for the last name Chesnut. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Chesnut. For the veterans among your Chesnut ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Chesnut Life Expectancy

What is the average Chesnut lifespan?

Between 1949 and 2004, in the United States, Chesnut life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Chesnut in 1949 was 35, and 81 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Chesnut

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Chesnut 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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