Drinkwater Family History

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Drinkwater Name Meaning

English: nickname from Middle English drink + water. In the Middle Ages weak ale was the universal beverage among the poorer classes, and so cheap as to be drunk like water, whereas water itself was only doubtfully potable. The surname was perhaps a joking nickname given to a pauper or miser allegedly unable or unwilling to afford beer, or may have been given in irony to an innkeeper or a noted tippler. Compare French Boileau, German Trinkwasser.

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


Similar surnames: Freshwater, Water, Rainwater, Fricker, Clearwater, Priester, Drinkard

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Drinkwater Family Origin

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Drinkwater Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    5%
  • Labourer

    5%
  • Agricultural Labourer

    3%
  • Bricklayer

    2%

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Drinkwater family was Bricklayer. The most common Drinkwater occupation in the UK was Farmer. 5% of Drinkwater's were Farmers. Farmer, Labourer and Agricultural Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Drinkwater.

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