History of your Surname
Get access to Trevithick family records.Start a free trial

Trevithick Family History

Trevithick Name Meaning

Cornish: habitational name from any of various places, in the parishes of St. Columb Major, St. Columb Minor, Perranzabuloe, and St Ewe, so named from Cornish tre ‘homestead’, ‘settlement’ + various personal names; in the case of the last-mentioned place, the second element may be a lenited form of methek ‘doctor’.

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


Similar surnames: Tredinnick, Trevethan, Trebilcock, Trevillian, Reith, Trevino

Search for a relative to learn more about your family history.

Hint: Try searching for a relative alive in 1940.

Black & white image of a young woman scientist

Where is the Trevithick family from?

You can see how Trevithick families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Trevithick family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Scotland between 1880 and 1920. The most Trevithick families were found in the UK in 1891. In 1891 there were 101 Trevithick families living in Cornwall. This was about 49% of all the recorded Trevithick's in the UK. Cornwall had the highest population of Trevithick families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Trevithick surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Trevithick ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Naval Pensioner and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Trevithick. 50% of Trevithick men worked as a Naval Pensioner and 79% of Trevithick women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Trevithick were Carpenter and Private Means.

View Census data for Trevithick | Data not to scale

*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

  • Naval Pensioner
    50%
  • Carpenter
    50%

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    79%
  • Unpaid Domestic Dutie
    5%
  • Domestic Duties
    5%
  • Private Means
    5%
Black & white image of two construction labourers

What Trevithick family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Trevithick. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Trevithick census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search UK census records for Trevithick

Passenger Lists

There are 701 immigration records available for the last name Trevithick. 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.

View all Trevithick immigration records

Draft Cards

There are 320 military records available for the last name Trevithick. For the veterans among your Trevithick ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

View all Trevithick military records

You've only scratched the surface of Trevithick family history.

Discover More

What is the average Trevithick lifespan?

Between 1964 and 2004, in the United States, Trevithick life expectancy was at its lowest point in 2004, and highest in 1981. The average life expectancy for Trevithick in 1964 was 63, and 54 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Trevithick

Discover the unique achievements of ancestors in the Trevithick family tree

Explore Your Tree
Search for another surname
Start a 14-Day Free Trial