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Entwistle Name Meaning

English (Lancashire): habitational name from Entwistle (Lancashire) from Old English henna ‘(water) hen’ or ened ‘duck’ + twisla ‘tongue of land in a river fork’.

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

Similar surnames: Wintle, Twist, Entwisle, Thistle, Twine, Engelstad, Anttila, Carlisle

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Where is the Entwistle family from?

You can see how Entwistle families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Entwistle family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1841 and 1920. The most Entwistle families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1880 there were 71 Entwistle families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 25% of all the recorded Entwistle's in USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Entwistle families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Entwistle surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Entwistle ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Clerk were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Entwistle. 15% of Entwistle men worked as a Laborer and 23% of Entwistle women worked as a Clerk. Some less common occupations for Americans named Entwistle were Farmer 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

  • Laborer
  • Machinist
  • Manager
  • Farmer

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Clerk
  • Housewife
  • Stenographer
  • Secretary
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Census Records

There are 52,000 census records available for the last name Entwistle. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Entwistle 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 7,000 immigration records available for the last name Entwistle. 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 5,000 military records available for the last name Entwistle. For the veterans among your Entwistle ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Entwistle lifespan?

Between 1948 and 2004, in the United States, Entwistle life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1951, and highest in 1990. The average life expectancy for Entwistle in 1948 was 46, and 75 in 2004.

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