Town Family History

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Town Name Meaning

English: variant spelling of Towne.

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

Similar surnames: Toon, Down, Towns, Bown, Tow, Towe, Dowe, Townes, Tomb, Corn

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Town Family Origin

Where is the Town family from?

Town Family Occupations

What did your Town ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Town occupation in the UK was Agricultural Labourer. 6% of Town's were Agricultural Labourers. Agricultural Labourer, Labourer and Farmer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Town. A less common occupation for the Town family was Blacksmith.

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  • Agricultural Labourer

  • Labourer

  • Farmer

  • Blacksmith


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

Town Historical Records

What Town family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 81,000 census records available for the last name Town. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Town 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 5,000 immigration records available for the last name Town. 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 30,000 military records available for the last name Town. For the veterans among your Town ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Town Life Expectancy

What is the average Town lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Town life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Town in 1951 was 67, and 80 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Town

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Town 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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