Author Family History

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Author 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: Amthor, Arthur, Thor, Autio, Astor, Auton, Ruther, Luther, Auth

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Author Family Origin

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Author Family Occupations

What did your Author ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Author. 31% of Author men worked as a Laborer and 67% of Author women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Author were Farm Laborer and School Teacher

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
    31%
  • Farmer
    24%
  • Farming
    24%
  • Farm Laborer
    8%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
    67%
  • School Teacher
    34%

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Author Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Author. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Author 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 22 immigration records available for the last name Author. 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 91 military records available for the last name Author. For the veterans among your Author ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Author Life Expectancy

What is the average Author lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Author life expectancy was at its lowest point in 2004, and highest in 1973. The average life expectancy for Author in 1963 was 70, and 34 in 2004.

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