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Thrasher Family History

Thrasher Name Meaning

English: occupational name from Middle English thressher ‘thresher’ a derivative of Old English therscan threscan thryscan ‘to thresh’. Americanized form (translation into English) of German Drescher .

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


Similar surnames: Thresher, Brasher, Thatcher, Thacker, Flasher, Bradsher, Tasler

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Where is the Thrasher family from?

You can see how Thrasher families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Thrasher family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Thrasher families were found in USA in 1880. In 1891 there were 49 Thrasher families living in Warwickshire. This was about 31% of all the recorded Thrasher's in United Kingdom. Warwickshire had the highest population of Thrasher families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Thrasher surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Thrasher ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Thrasher. 50% of Thrasher men worked as a General Labourer and 100% of Thrasher women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. .

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

Top Male Occupations In 1939

  • General Labourer
    50%
  • Painter decorator
    50%

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    100%
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Census Records

There are 49,000 census records available for the last name Thrasher. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Thrasher census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Thrasher. 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 Cards

There are 11,000 military records available for the last name Thrasher. For the veterans among your Thrasher ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Thrasher lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Thrasher life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Thrasher in 1942 was 41, and 73 in 2004.

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