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Baptist Family History

Baptist Name Meaning

English (mainly of Huguenot origin): variant of Baptiste . Americanized form of French Baptiste Italian Battista and possibly also of some other cognate name.

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


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

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Where is the Baptist family from?

You can see how Baptist families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Baptist family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Baptist families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 7 Baptist families living in New York. This was about 41% of all the recorded Baptist's in USA. New York had the highest population of Baptist families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Baptist surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and 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 USA 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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*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
    24%
  • Farmer
    14%
  • Truck Driver
    6%
  • Proprietor
    6%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Cook
    14%
  • Maid
    12%
  • Teacher
    9%
  • Servant
    7%
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Census Records

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 Lists

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 Cards

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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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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