Childers Family History

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Childers Name Meaning

English: probably a habitational name from some lost place named Childerhouse, from Old English cildra, genitive plural of cild ‘child’ + hus ‘house’. This may have referred to some form of orphanage perhaps run by a religious order, or perhaps the first element is to be understood in its later sense as a term of status (see Child).

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

Similar surnames: Child, Childrey, Chambers, Hilder, Villers, Milder, Hiller, Chalker

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Childers Family Origin

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Childers Family Occupations

What did your Childers ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Childers occupation in the USA was Farmer. 55% of Childers's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Farming were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Childers. A less common occupation for the Childers family was Keeping House.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Farming

  • Keeping House


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

Childers Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 88,000 census records available for the last name Childers. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Childers 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Childers. 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 25,000 military records available for the last name Childers. For the veterans among your Childers ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Childers Life Expectancy

What is the average Childers lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Childers life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1943, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Childers in 1943 was 34, and 74 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Childers 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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