Straw Name Meaning

English (chiefly Nottinghamshire): from Old English streaw, hence a metonymic occupational name for a dealer in straw, or a nickname for an exceptionally thin man or someone with straw-colored hair.

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


Similar surnames: Stroh, Stead, Staal, Shaw, Spray, Stray, Strow, Stram, Stream, Star

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Straw Family Origin

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Straw Family Occupations

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  • Coal Miner

    30%
  • Farmer

    3%
  • Framework Knitter

    3%
  • Annuitant

    1%

In 1881, the most common Straw occupation in the UK was Coal Miner. 30% of Straw's were Coal Miners. Coal Miner, Farmer and Framework Knitter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Straw. A less common occupation for the Straw family was Annuitant.

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Straw Historical Records

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Straw Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1944 and 2004, Straw life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Straw in 1944 was 47, and 77 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Straw

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