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Freshwater Family History

Freshwater Name Meaning
English: topographic name for someone who lived by a source of clear drinking water, from Middle English fresch ‘fresh’, ‘not salty’ (Old French freis, of Germanic origin). There is a place of this name on the Isle of Wight (named from Old English fersc ‘fresh’ + wæter ‘water’), which may also be a source of the surname.

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

94,126 Historical Documents with Freshwater on Ancestry.com
24,034 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
1,823 Military Records
976 Immigration Records
22,879 Census and Voter Lists
44,414 Member Trees

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Name Distribution of Freshwater Families

  • Number of Freshwater families
     31 - 60
     11 - 30
     1 - 10
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Freshwater families
     157 - 312
     53 - 156
     1 - 52
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Freshwater families
     4 - 5
     2 - 3
     1
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

Freshwater census records

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Freshwater Family Origin

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Freshwater Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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Average Life Expectancy for Freshwater

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Freshwater Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Freshwater census records

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Freshwater Civil War Service Records

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