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Ackroyd Family History

Ackroyd Name Meaning

English (Yorkshire): topographic name from northern Middle English ake ‘oak’ + royd ‘clearing’.

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


Similar surnames: Oldroyd, Holroyd, Ackley, Ackland, Cross, Mackrell, Packwood, Curd

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Where is the Ackroyd family from?

You can see how Ackroyd families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Ackroyd family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1861 and 1920. The most Ackroyd families were found in the UK in 1891. In 1880 there were 24 Ackroyd families living in New York. This was about 33% of all the recorded Ackroyd's in the USA. New York had the highest population of Ackroyd families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Ackroyd surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Ackroyd ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Clerk and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Ackroyd. 16% of Ackroyd men worked as a Clerk and 23% of Ackroyd women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Ackroyd were Machinist and Secretary.

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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

  • Clerk
    16%
  • Salesman
    13%
  • Farmer
    10%
  • Machinist
    10%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
    23%
  • Stenographer
    19%
  • Bookkeeper
    14%
  • Secretary
    10%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Ackroyd. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Ackroyd. For the veterans among your Ackroyd ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Ackroyd lifespan?

Between 1960 and 2004, in the United States, Ackroyd life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1981, and highest in 1983. The average life expectancy for Ackroyd in 1960 was 56, and 77 in 2004.

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