Twait Family History

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Twait Name Meaning

Americanized form of Norwegian Tveit. Possibly an altered spelling of English Twaite, a variant of Thwaites.

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

Similar surnames: Wait, Tweet, Thwaits, Tart, Twist, Twedt, Wain, Waitt, Want, Wayt

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Twait Family Origin

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Twait Family Occupations

What did your Twait ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Incapacitated was the top reported job for people in the UK named Twait. 34% of Twait women worked as an Incapacitated

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Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Incapacitated
  • Shop Assistant Drapery
  • Short Hand Typist

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

Twait Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 964 census records available for the last name Twait. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Twait 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 84 immigration records available for the last name Twait. 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 162 military records available for the last name Twait. For the veterans among your Twait ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Twait Life Expectancy

What is the average Twait lifespan?

Between 1964 and 2004, in the United States, Twait life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1972, and highest in 1975. The average life expectancy for Twait in 1964 was 66, and 67 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Twait

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Twait 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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