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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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Where is the Childers family from?

You can see how Childers families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Childers family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Childers families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 42 Childers families living in Kentucky. This was about 14% of all the recorded Childers's in the USA. Kentucky had the highest population of Childers families in 1840.
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What did your Childers ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Childers. 21% of Childers men worked as a Farmer and 9% of Childers women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Childers were Farming and Waitress.

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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

  • Farmer
    21%
  • Laborer
    19%
  • Truck Driver
    4%
  • Farming
    4%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housekeeper
    9%
  • Housewife
    8%
  • Seamstress
    7%
  • Waitress
    5%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

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 Cards

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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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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