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Mothershead Family History

Mothershead Name Meaning
English: variant of Mottershead or Mottishead, a habitational name from a lost place in the parish of Mottram, Cheshire, recorded in the 13th century as Mottresheved, from the genitive case of the Old English byname Motere ‘speaker’ + Middle English heved ‘head(land)’, ‘hill’.

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

40,328 Historical Documents with Mothershead on Ancestry.com
3,918 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
618 Military Records
229 Immigration Records
3,754 Census and Voter Lists
31,809 Member Trees

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Name Distribution of Mothershead Families

  • Number of Mothershead families
     10 - 18
     4 - 9
     1 - 3
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Mothershead families
     30 - 58
     11 - 29
     1 - 10
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Sorry, we couldn't find geographic distribution information for the Mothershead last name
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

Mothershead census records

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Mothershead Family Origin

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Mothershead Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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Average Life Expectancy for Mothershead

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Mothershead Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Mothershead census records

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Mothershead Civil War Service Records

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