Street Family History

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Street Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of the various places, for example in Hertfordshire, Kent, and Somerset, so named from Old English str?t ‘paved highway’, ‘Roman road’ (Latin strata (via)). In the Middle Ages the word at first denoted a Roman road but later also came to denote the main street in a town or village, and so the surname may also have been a topographic name for someone who lived on a main street. Jewish: Americanized form of the Sephardic surname Chetrit, of uncertain origin. Americanized form of Ashkenazic Jewish Strasser and a number of other similar surnames.

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

Similar surnames: Strutt, Trent, Streit, Sweet, Stream, Streeter, Treen, Streu, Steen

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Street Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Street name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Street. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Cameroon, Congo, & Southern Bantu Peoples


  • Benin/Togo


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Street Family Origin

Where is the Street family from?

Street Family Occupations

What did your Street ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Coal Miner, Farmer and Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Street. A less common occupation for the Street family was Agricultural Labourer. The most common Street occupation in the UK was Coal Miner. 3% of Street's were Coal Miners.

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  • Coal Miner

  • Farmer

  • Labourer

  • Agricultural Labourer


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

Street Historical Records

What Street family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 381,000 census records available for the last name Street. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Street 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 23,000 immigration records available for the last name Street. 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 47,000 military records available for the last name Street. For the veterans among your Street ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Street Life Expectancy

What is the average Street lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Street life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1949, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Street in 1941 was 38, and 70 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Street 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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