Waldrop Family History

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Waldrop Name Meaning

Variant of English and Scottish Wardrop.

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

Similar surnames: Waldrip, Waldrep, Waldroop, Waldrup, Waldroup, Wardrip, Waltrip

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Waldrop Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Waldrop name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Waldrop. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Norway


  • Sweden


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Waldrop Family Origin

Where is the Waldrop family from?

Waldrop Family Occupations

What did your Waldrop ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Keeping House and Farming were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Waldrop. The most common Waldrop occupation in the USA was Farmer. 62% of Waldrop's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Waldrop family was Farm Laborer.

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Farming

  • Farm Laborer


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

Waldrop Historical Records

What Waldrop family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 26,000 census records available for the last name Waldrop. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Waldrop 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 821 immigration records available for the last name Waldrop. 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 10,000 military records available for the last name Waldrop. For the veterans among your Waldrop ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Waldrop Life Expectancy

What is the average Waldrop lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Waldrop life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Waldrop in 1941 was 62, and 73 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Waldrop

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Waldrop 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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