Drover Family History

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Drover Name Meaning

English: occupational name for someone who drove herds of cattle across the country to a market, from an agent derivative of Old English draf ‘drove’, ‘herd’.

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


Similar surnames: Driver, Rover, Grover, Roper, Draves, Graver, Roker, Dreher, Troyer

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Drover Family Origin

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Drover Family Occupations

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

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  • Blacksmith

    9%
  • Railway Clerk

    6%
  • Alms House Woman

    3%
  • Annuitant Interest

    3%

In 1881, the most common Drover occupation in the UK was Blacksmith. 9% of Drover's were Blacksmiths. Blacksmith, Railway Clerk and Alms House Woman were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Drover. A less common occupation for the Drover family was Annuitant Interest.

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Drover Historical Records

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Drover Life Expectancy

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Nikola Tesla1856 - 1943 (86)
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