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Trefethen Name Meaning

Altered form of Cornish Trevethan .

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Trevathan, Trevethan, Reeher, Revette, Treleven, Trevarthen, Trathen

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Where is the Trefethen family from?

You can see how Trefethen families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Trefethen family name was found in the USA, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Trefethen families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 7 Trefethen families living in Maine. This was about 58% of all the recorded Trefethen's in USA. Maine had the highest population of Trefethen families in 1840.
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What did your Trefethen ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Trefethen. 32% of Trefethen men worked as a Laborer and 45% of Trefethen women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Trefethen were Truck Driver and Clerk. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Laborer
  • Proprietor
  • Carpenter
  • Truck Driver

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housekeeper
  • School Teacher
  • Clerk
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 239 immigration records available for the last name Trefethen. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 532 military records available for the last name Trefethen. For the veterans among your Trefethen ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Trefethen lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Trefethen life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1943, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Trefethen in 1943 was 34, and 69 in 2004.

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