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Clothier Name Meaning

English: occupational name for a maker or seller of cloth and clothes, from Middle English cloth (Old English cla{dh}) + the agent suffix -(i)er.

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

Similar surnames: Pothier, Clower, Cordier, Crozier, Cloutier, Lather, Plocher

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Where is the Clothier family from?

You can see how Clothier families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Clothier family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Clothier families were found in the UK in 1891. In 1840 there were 12 Clothier families living in New York. This was about 44% of all the recorded Clothier's in the USA. New York had the highest population of Clothier families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Clothier surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Clothier ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Clothier. 17% of Clothier men worked as a Laborer and 22% of Clothier women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Clothier 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

  • Laborer
  • Farmer
  • Salesman
  • Farm Laborer

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Stenographer
  • Clerk
  • Housekeeper
  • Seamstress
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Census Records

There are 27,000 census records available for the last name Clothier. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Clothier 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 Clothier. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Clothier. For the veterans among your Clothier ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Clothier lifespan?

Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, Clothier life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Clothier in 1950 was 58, and 80 in 2004.

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