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Straw Family History

Straw Name Meaning
English (chiefly Nottinghamshire): from Old English streaw, hence a metonymic occupational name for a dealer in straw, or a nickname for an exceptionally thin man or someone with straw-colored hair.

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

228,270 Historical Documents with Straw on Ancestry.com
55,768 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
5,645 Military Records
2,154 Immigration Records
35,770 Census and Voter Lists
128,933 Member Trees

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Name Distribution of Straw Families

  • Number of Straw families
     69 - 135
     24 - 68
     1 - 23
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Straw families
     208 - 413
     70 - 207
     1 - 69
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Straw families
     4 - 5
     2 - 3
     1
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

Straw census records

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Straw 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 Straw 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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Straw Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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You can find out when most of the Straw 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 Straw

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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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Straw Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Straw census records

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

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

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Straw 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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