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Chadwick Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of various places called Chadwick, in Merseyside (formerly in Lancashire), Warwickshire, and two in Worcestershire. One of the places in Worcestershire and the one in Warwickshire are named as ‘the dairy farm (Old English wic) of Ceadel’. The other in Worcestershire and the one in Merseyside are named as ‘Ceadda’s dairy farm’. Ceadda was the name of a famous Anglo-Saxon bishop, St. Chad.

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


Similar surnames: Harwick, Hardwick, Cowick, Barwick, Howick, Stanwick, Warwick

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Where is the Chadwick family from?

You can see how Chadwick families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Chadwick family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Chadwick families were found in the UK in 1891. In 1840 there were 72 Chadwick families living in Massachusetts. This was about 20% of all the recorded Chadwick's in the USA. Massachusetts had the highest population of Chadwick families in 1840.
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What did your Chadwick ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Chadwick. 14% of Chadwick men worked as a Laborer and 7% of Chadwick women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Chadwick were Truck Driver and Housekeeper.

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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
    14%
  • Farmer
    14%
  • Salesman
    7%
  • Truck Driver
    5%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
    7%
  • Teacher
    7%
  • Clerk
    7%
  • Housekeeper
    6%
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Passenger Lists

There are 26,000 immigration records available for the last name Chadwick. 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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There are 29,000 military records available for the last name Chadwick. For the veterans among your Chadwick ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Chadwick lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Chadwick life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Chadwick in 1941 was 51, and 76 in 2004.

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