Childress Family History

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Childress Name Meaning

English: metathesized variant of Childers.

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

Similar surnames: Childres, Childree, Childre, Hildreth, Chamness, Andress, Childrey

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Childress Family Origin

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Childress Family Occupations

What did your Childress ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Childress. 17% of Childress men worked as a Farmer and 7% of Childress women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Childress were Salesman and Seamstress

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Farm Laborer
  • Salesman

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
  • Housekeeper
  • Maid
  • Seamstress

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Childress Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 59,000 census records available for the last name Childress. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Childress 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 Childress. 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 18,000 military records available for the last name Childress. For the veterans among your Childress ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Childress Life Expectancy

What is the average Childress lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Childress life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1948, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Childress in 1942 was 43, and 71 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Childress 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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