Ackroyd Family History

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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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Ackroyd Family Origin

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Ackroyd Family Occupations

What did your Ackroyd ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Ackroyd family was Cotton Spinner. The most common Ackroyd occupation in the USA was Carpenter. 17% of Ackroyd's were Carpenters. Carpenter, Farmer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Ackroyd.

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  • Carpenter

  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Cotton Spinner


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Ackroyd Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 69,000 census records available for the last name Ackroyd. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Ackroyd census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

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 Card

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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Ackroyd Life Expectancy

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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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