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?

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

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  • Agricultural Labourer

    8%
  • Labourer

    5%
  • Carpenter

    3%
  • Cab Driver

    2%

In 1881, Agricultural Labourer, Labourer and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Freshwater. A less common occupation for the Freshwater family was Cab Driver. The most common Freshwater occupation in the UK was Agricultural Labourer. 8% of Freshwater's were Agricultural Labourers.

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Freshwater Historical Records

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Freshwater Life Expectancy

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