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Drought Name Meaning

(Leinster) reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Drochtaigh, which according to Woulfe is a derivative of drocht ‘millwheel’, i.e. a byname for a miller. (Counties Limerick and Clare) reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Droichid, from droichead ‘bridge’, more usually Anglicized as Bridgeman.

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


Similar surnames: Keough, Dougher, Wright, Bright, Fought, Raught, Brough, Krout

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Where is the Drought family from?

You can see how Drought families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Drought family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Drought families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there was 1 Drought family living in New Hampshire. This was about 33% of all the recorded Drought's in the USA. New Hampshire and 2 other states had the highest population of Drought families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Drought surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Drought ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Clerk were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Drought. 29% of Drought men worked as a Laborer and 34% of Drought women worked as a Clerk. Some less common occupations for Americans named Drought were Clerk and Secretary.

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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
    29%
  • Farmer
    20%
  • Salesman
    16%
  • Clerk
    8%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Clerk
    34%
  • Waitress
    34%
  • Secretary
    34%
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Census Records

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Drought. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Drought 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Drought. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Drought. For the veterans among your Drought ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Drought lifespan?

Between 1948 and 2004, in the United States, Drought life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1948, and highest in 1986. The average life expectancy for Drought in 1948 was 44, and 77 in 2004.

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