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Aldrich Name Meaning

English: variant of Aldridge 1 from the Middle English personal names Alrich or Elrich and Aldrich or Eldrich.

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


Similar surnames: Andrich, Goldrich, Ulrich, Aldridge, Aldi, Laich, Fandrich, Andrick

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Where is the Aldrich family from?

You can see how Aldrich families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Aldrich family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Aldrich families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 202 Aldrich families living in New York. This was about 27% of all the recorded Aldrich's in USA. New York had the highest population of Aldrich families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Aldrich surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Aldrich ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Aldrich. 14% of Aldrich men worked as a Farmer and 14% of Aldrich women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Aldrich were Carpenter and Stenographer. .

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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

  • Farmer
    14%
  • Laborer
    13%
  • Salesman
    8%
  • Carpenter
    4%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
    14%
  • Housekeeper
    9%
  • Teacher
    8%
  • Stenographer
    7%
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Census Records

There are 126,000 census records available for the last name Aldrich. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Aldrich 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 9,000 immigration records available for the last name Aldrich. 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 22,000 military records available for the last name Aldrich. For the veterans among your Aldrich ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Aldrich lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Aldrich life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1943, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Aldrich in 1943 was 26, and 75 in 2004.

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