Chestnutt Family History

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Chestnutt Name Meaning

Variant spelling of English Chestnut.

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


Similar surnames: Chesnutt, Chestnut, Chesnut, Petitt, Chesna, Cornutt, Heskett

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Chestnutt Family Origin

Where is the Chestnutt family from?

Chestnutt Family Occupations

What did your Chestnutt ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Chestnutt occupation in the USA was Farmer. 54% of Chestnutt's were Farmers. Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Chestnutt. A less common occupation for the Chestnutt family was Farm Laborer.

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  • Farmer

    54%
  • Keeping House

    8%
  • Laborer

    8%
  • Farm Laborer

    4%

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

Chestnutt Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Chestnutt. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Chestnutt 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Chestnutt. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Chestnutt. For the veterans among your Chestnutt ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Chestnutt Life Expectancy

What is the average Chestnutt lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Chestnutt life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Chestnutt in 1953 was 55, and 76 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Chestnutt

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Chestnutt 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.

Famous Chestnutt Family

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Martin Luther King, Jr.1929 - 1968 (39)
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