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Unknown Family History

Unknown Name Meaning

Historically, surnames evolved as a way to sort people into groups - by occupation, place of origin, clan affiliation, patronage, parentage, adoption, and even physical characteristics (like red hair). Many of the modern surnames in the dictionary can be traced back to Britain and Ireland.

Similar surnames: Keown, Mckeown, Union, Mckown, Kwon, Brown, Cannon, Knopp, Knoll

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Where is the Unknown family from?

You can see how Unknown families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Unknown family name was found in the USA, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Unknown families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there was 1 Unknown family living in North Carolina. This was about 50% of all the recorded Unknown's in USA. North Carolina and 1 other state had the highest population of Unknown families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Unknown surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Unknown ancestors do for a living?

Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Unknown ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

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Census Records

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Unknown. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Unknown census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 132 immigration records available for the last name Unknown. 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 133,000 military records available for the last name Unknown. For the veterans among your Unknown ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Unknown lifespan?

Between 1955 and 1978, in the United States, Unknown life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 1978. The average life expectancy for Unknown in 1955 was 50, and 100 in 1978.

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