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Father Family History

Father Name Meaning

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

198,346 Historical Documents with Father on Ancestry.com
28,121 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
32,658 Military Records
1,881 Immigration Records
2,484 Census and Voter Lists
133,202 Member Trees

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Name Distribution of Father Families

  • Number of Father families
     7 - 11
     3 - 6
     1 - 2
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Father families
     6 - 9
     3 - 5
     1 - 2
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Sorry, we couldn't find geographic distribution information for the Father last name
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

Father census records

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Census records can tell you little-known facts about your ancestors such as birthplace, occupation and value of personal estate.

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Father Family Origin

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The information for this chart came from the U.S. Immigration Collection at Ancestry.com. You can find out where the majority of the Father families were living before they immigrated to the U.S and learn where to focus your search for foreign records.

Immigration records can tell you an ancestor's name, ship name, port of departure, port of arrival, and destination.

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Father Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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You can find out when most of the Father families immigrated to the United States. You can focus your search to immigration records dating from that era.

Immigration records can tell you an ancestor's name, ship name, port of departure, port of arrival and destination.

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Average Life Expectancy for Father

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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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Father Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Father census records

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

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

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Father 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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