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Thresher Name Meaning

English: variant of Thrasher . Americanized form (translation into English) of German Drescher .

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


Similar surnames: Thrasher, Dresser, Dresher, Tesler, Chesher, Brasher, Frasher

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Where is the Thresher family from?

You can see how Thresher families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Thresher family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Thresher families were found in USA in 1880. In 1891 there were 122 Thresher families living in Somerset. This was about 31% of all the recorded Thresher's in United Kingdom. Somerset had the highest population of Thresher families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Thresher surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Thresher ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Builders Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Thresher. 30% of Thresher men worked as a Builders Labourer and 73% of Thresher women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Thresher were Bricklayer and Housewife. .

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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

  • Builders Labourer
    30%
  • Coppersmith
    30%
  • Farm Labourer
    20%
  • Bricklayer
    20%

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    73%
  • Private Means
    5%
  • Unpaid Domestic
    5%
  • Housewife
    4%
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Census Records

There are 13,000 census records available for the last name Thresher. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Thresher 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 Thresher. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Thresher. For the veterans among your Thresher ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Thresher lifespan?

Between 1956 and 2004, in the United States, Thresher life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1967, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Thresher in 1956 was 38, and 84 in 2004.

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