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Cherokee Family History

Cherokee Name Meaning

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

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2,857 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
2,201 Military Records
43 Immigration Records
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Name Distribution of Cherokee Families

  • Number of Cherokee families
     1
     1
     1
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Sorry, we couldn't find geographic distribution information for the Cherokee last name
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Sorry, we couldn't find geographic distribution information for the Cherokee last name
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

Cherokee census records

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Cherokee Family Origin

Find out where people with the family name Cherokee lived before coming to the United States. Using Ancestry, you can search through passenger arrival records, naturalization records, border crossings, emigration records, passport applications, and even convict transportation records.

Average Life Expectancy for Cherokee

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family.

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Cherokee Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Cherokee census records

Census records can offer a lot of little known facts about your Cherokee ancestors, such as occupation.

Occupation can tell you about your ancestors' social status and economic status.

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Cherokee Civil War Service Records

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You can find out if your ancestors came primarily from the North of the South.

Military records can tell you an ancestor's birthplace, occupation, and even physical description.

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