Constable Family History

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Constable Name Meaning

English: occupational name for the law-enforcement officer of a parish, from Middle English, Old French conestable, cunestable, from Late Latin comes stabuli ‘officer of the stable’. The title was also borne by various other officials during the Middle Ages, including the chief officer of the household (and army) of a medieval ruler, and this may in some cases be the source of the surname. Americanized spelling of Dutch Constapel, an occupational name for the chief gunner aboard a ship or in the garrison of a fort.

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

Similar surnames: Costabile, Constant, Constantine, Stables, Castle, Stabler, Conte

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Constable Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Constable name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Constable. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • France


  • Norway


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Constable Family Origin

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Constable Family Occupations

What did your Constable ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Constable family was Keeping House. The most common Constable occupation in the USA was Farmer. 37% of Constable's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Farming were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Constable.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Farming

  • Keeping House


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Constable ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Constable Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 94,000 census records available for the last name Constable. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Constable 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 7,000 immigration records available for the last name Constable. 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 7,000 military records available for the last name Constable. For the veterans among your Constable ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Constable Life Expectancy

What is the average Constable lifespan?

Between 1946 and 2004, in the United States, Constable life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1946, and highest in 1996. The average life expectancy for Constable in 1946 was 37, and 76 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Constable

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Constable 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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