Thrift Family History

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Thrift Name Meaning

nickname for a thrifty person, from Middle English thrift. possibly also a much altered form of Firth.

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

Similar surnames: Tuft, Thrush, Trim, Britt, Grist, Haist, Trefz, Kreft, Tritz, Kraft

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Thrift Family Origin

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Thrift Family Occupations

What did your Thrift ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Thrift occupation in the UK was Carpenter. 5% of Thrift's were Carpenters. Carpenter, Agricultural Laborer and Agricultural Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Thrift. A less common occupation for the Thrift family was Carman.

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  • Carpenter

  • Agricultural Laborer

  • Agricultural Labourer

  • Carman


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

Thrift Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 24,000 census records available for the last name Thrift. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Thrift 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Thrift. 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 4,000 military records available for the last name Thrift. For the veterans among your Thrift ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Thrift Life Expectancy

What is the average Thrift lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Thrift life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Thrift in 1944 was 44, and 67 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Thrift

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Thrift 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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