Cheshire Family History

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Cheshire Name Meaning

English: regional name for someone from the county of Cheshire in northwestern England, the name of which is recorded in Domesday Book as Cestrescire, from the name of the county seat, Chester, + Old English scir ‘district’, ‘division’.

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

Similar surnames: Chester, Hampshire, Shire, Shropshire, Cherry, Chevis, Cheshier

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Cheshire Family Origin

Where is the Cheshire family from?

Cheshire Family Occupations

What did your Cheshire ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Cheshire occupation in the USA was Farmer. 44% of Cheshire's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Cheshire family was Keeping House. Farmer, Laborer and Farming were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Cheshire.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Farming

  • Keeping House


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Cheshire ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Cheshire Historical Records

What Cheshire family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 58,000 census records available for the last name Cheshire. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Cheshire census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search 1940's US census records for Cheshire

Passenger List

There are 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Cheshire. 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 6,000 military records available for the last name Cheshire. For the veterans among your Cheshire ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Cheshire Life Expectancy

What is the average Cheshire lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Cheshire life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Cheshire in 1941 was 40, and 82 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Cheshire

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Cheshire 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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