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Driver Family History

Driver Name Meaning
English: occupational name for a driver of horses or oxen attached to a cart or plow, or of loose cattle, from a Middle English agent derivative of Old English drifan ‘to drive’.

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

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224,624 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
23,738 Military Records
11,064 Immigration Records
266,110 Census and Voter Lists
342,192 Member Trees

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Name Distribution of Driver Families

  • Number of Driver families
     68 - 134
     23 - 67
     1 - 22
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Driver families
     606 - 1,210
     203 - 605
     1 - 202
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Driver families
     17 - 31
     6 - 16
     1 - 5
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

Driver census records

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Driver Family Origin

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Driver Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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Average Life Expectancy for Driver

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Driver Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Driver census records

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Driver Civil War Service Records

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