Baptiste Family History

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Baptiste Name Meaning

French and English: from a medieval personal name, derived from the distinguishing epithet of St. John the Baptist, who baptized people, including Jesus Christ, in the river Jordan (Mark 1:9), and was later beheaded by Herod. The name is from Latin Baptista (Greek baptistes, a derivative of the verb baptizein ‘to dip in liquid’, ‘to baptize’).

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

Similar surnames: Battista, Baptista, Baptist, Bannister, Batista, Bautista, Battiato

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Baptiste Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Baptiste name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Baptiste. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Cameroon, Congo, & Southern Bantu Peoples


  • Benin/Togo


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Portugal


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Baptiste Family Origin

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Baptiste Family Occupations

What did your Baptiste ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Baptiste occupation in the USA was Laborer. 38% of Baptiste's were Laborers. A less common occupation for the Baptiste family was Keeping House. Laborer, Farm Laborer and Farmer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Baptiste.

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  • Laborer

  • Farm Laborer

  • Farmer

  • Keeping House


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Baptiste Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 19,000 census records available for the last name Baptiste. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Baptiste 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 14,000 immigration records available for the last name Baptiste. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Baptiste. For the veterans among your Baptiste ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Baptiste Life Expectancy

What is the average Baptiste lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Baptiste life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Baptiste in 1944 was 30, and 77 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Baptiste ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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