Wardrop Family History

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Wardrop Name Meaning

Scottish: metonymic occupational name for someone who was in charge of the garments worn by a feudal lord and his household, from Norman French warde(r) ‘to keep or guard’ + robe ‘garment’.

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

Similar surnames: Warren, Vardaro, Ward, Pardon, Wardrip, Waldrop, Cardo, Wardman

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Wardrop Family Origin

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Wardrop Family Occupations

What did your Wardrop ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Wardrop occupation in the UK was Coal Miner. 5% of Wardrop's were Coal Miners. Coal Miner, Farmer and Tailor were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Wardrop. A less common occupation for the Wardrop family was Shoemaker.

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  • Coal Miner

  • Farmer

  • Tailor

  • Shoemaker


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

Wardrop Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 17,000 census records available for the last name Wardrop. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Wardrop 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 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Wardrop. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Wardrop. For the veterans among your Wardrop ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Wardrop Life Expectancy

What is the average Wardrop lifespan?

Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, Wardrop life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1950, and highest in 1989. The average life expectancy for Wardrop in 1950 was 48, and 73 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Wardrop

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Wardrop 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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