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Chidester Family History

Chidester Name Meaning
Origin uncertain; probably an American altered form of English Chichester. It is not found in English records.

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

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11,843 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
2,925 Military Records
349 Immigration Records
9,269 Census and Voter Lists
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Name Distribution of Chidester Families

  • Number of Chidester families
     19 - 36
     7 - 18
     1 - 6
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
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    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Sorry, we couldn't find geographic distribution information for the Chidester last name
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

Chidester census records

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Chidester Family Origin

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Chidester Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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Average Life Expectancy for Chidester

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Chidester Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Chidester census records

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Chidester Civil War Service Records

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