Freshwater Family History

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Freshwater Name Meaning

English: topographic name for someone who lived by a source of clear drinking water, from Middle English fresch ‘fresh’, ‘not salty’ (Old French freis, of Germanic origin). There is a place of this name on the Isle of Wight (named from Old English fersc ‘fresh’ + wæter ‘water’), which may also be a source of the surname.

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


Similar surnames: Broadwater, Rainwater, Fisher, Clearwater, Drinkwater, Brewer

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Freshwater Family Origin

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Freshwater Family Occupations

What did your Freshwater ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Freshwater. 3% of Freshwater men worked as a General Labourer and 47% of Freshwater women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Freshwater were Builders Labourer and Domestic Servant

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • General Labourer
    3%
  • Retired
    2%
  • Bank Clerk
    2%
  • Builders Labourer
    2%

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    47%
  • Unpaid Domestic
    3%
  • Private Means
    3%
  • Domestic Servant
    2%

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Freshwater Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 25,000 census records available for the last name Freshwater. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Freshwater 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 Freshwater

Passenger List

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

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Freshwater Life Expectancy

What is the average Freshwater lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Freshwater life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Freshwater in 1954 was 42, and 78 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Freshwater

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