Drought Family History

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Drought Name Meaning

(Leinster) reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Drochtaigh, which according to Woulfe is a derivative of drocht ‘millwheel’, i.e. a byname for a miller. (Counties Limerick and Clare) reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Droichid, from droichead ‘bridge’, more usually Anglicized as Bridgeman.

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

Similar surnames: Keough, Dougher, Wright, Bright, Fought, Raught, Brough, Krout

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Drought Family Origin

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Drought Family Occupations

What did your Drought ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Drought family was Coal Heaver. Annuitant, Bricklayer Labour and Clerk were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Drought. The most common Drought occupation in the UK was Annuitant. 6% of Drought's were Annuitants.

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  • Annuitant

  • Bricklayer Labour

  • Clerk

  • Coal Heaver


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

Drought Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Drought. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Drought 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Drought. 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 Drought. For the veterans among your Drought ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Drought Life Expectancy

What is the average Drought lifespan?

Between 1948 and 2004, in the United States, Drought life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1948, and highest in 1986. The average life expectancy for Drought in 1948 was 44, and 77 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Drought

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Drought 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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