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Chuck Family History

Chuck Name Meaning

English: from Anglo-Norman French chouque ‘tree stump’, possibly applied as a topographic name for someone who lived near a tree stump, or alternatively as a nickname for a person of stumpy build. Compare Such.

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

Similar surnames: Chick, Heck, Chugg, Huck, Bruck, Chock, Couch, Kruck, Hack, Schuck

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Where is the Chuck family from?

You can see how Chuck families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Chuck family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Chuck families were found in the UK in 1891. In 1840 there were 4 Chuck families living in South Carolina. This was 100% of all the recorded Chuck's in the USA. South Carolina had the highest population of Chuck families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Chuck surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Chuck ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Chuck. 14% of Chuck men worked as a Laborer and 20% of Chuck women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Chuck were Cook and Offic Clerk.

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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

  • Laborer
  • Farmer
  • Salesman
  • Cook

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Teacher
  • Farm Hand
  • Cook
  • Offic Clerk
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Census Records

There are 9,000 census records available for the last name Chuck. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Chuck 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 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Chuck. 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 8,000 military records available for the last name Chuck. For the veterans among your Chuck ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Chuck lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Chuck life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Chuck in 1953 was 43, and 73 in 2004.

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