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Childress Family History

Childress Name Meaning

English: metathesized form of Childers . This surname is now rare in Britain.

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


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

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Where is the Childress family from?

You can see how Childress families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Childress family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Childress families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 70 Childress families living in Tennessee. This was about 34% of all the recorded Childress's in USA. Tennessee had the highest population of Childress families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Childress surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and 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 USA named Childress. 22% of Childress men worked as a Farmer and 8% of Childress women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Childress were Farm Laborer and Seamstress. .

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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
    22%
  • Laborer
    18%
  • Salesman
    4%
  • Farm Laborer
    4%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
    8%
  • Housekeeper
    8%
  • Maid
    7%
  • Seamstress
    7%
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Census Records

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 Lists

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 Cards

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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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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