Baptist Family History

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Baptist Name Meaning

English: variant of Baptiste. Americanized form of cognate names in other languages; for example, Baptista, Baptiste, Batista, and Bautista.

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

Similar surnames: Baptista, Baptiste, Battiste, Artist, Battis, Batiste, Bautista

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Baptist Family Origin

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Baptist Family Occupations

What did your Baptist ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Cook were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Baptist. 24% of Baptist men worked as a Laborer and 14% of Baptist women worked as a Cook. Some less common occupations for Americans named Baptist were Proprietor and Servant

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
  • Farmer
  • Truck Driver
  • Proprietor

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Cook
  • Maid
  • Teacher
  • Servant

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

Baptist Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 13,000 census records available for the last name Baptist. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Baptist 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 Baptist. 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 11,000 military records available for the last name Baptist. For the veterans among your Baptist ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Baptist Life Expectancy

What is the average Baptist lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Baptist life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 1966. The average life expectancy for Baptist in 1957 was 66, and 71 in 2004.

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