Florence Family History

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Florence Name Meaning

from the personal name Florence, used by both sexes (Latin Florentius (masculine) and Florentia (feminine), ultimately from flos, genitive floris ‘flower’). Both names were borne by several early Christian martyrs, but in the Middle Ages the masculine name was far more common. local name for someone from Florence in Italy, originally named in Latin as Florentia.

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

Similar surnames: Lawrence, Llorente, Flore, Lorette, Morency, Florendo, Clarence

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Florence Family Origin

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Florence Family Occupations

What did your Florence ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Florence family was Boat Builder. Farmer, Blacksmith and Ag. Lab. were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Florence. The most common Florence occupation in the UK was Farmer. 9% of Florence's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Blacksmith

  • Ag. Lab.

  • Boat Builder


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

Florence Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 66,000 census records available for the last name Florence. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Florence 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 8,000 immigration records available for the last name Florence. 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 8,000 military records available for the last name Florence. For the veterans among your Florence ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Florence Life Expectancy

What is the average Florence lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Florence life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1946, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Florence in 1945 was 45, and 74 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Florence 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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