Drysdale Family History

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Drysdale Name Meaning

Scottish: habitational name from Dryfesdale near Dumfries, named from the river Dryfe + Old English dæl ‘valley’.

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

Similar surnames: Dinsdale, Lonsdale, Dimsdale, Dugdale, Teesdale, Ragsdale, Iredale

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Drysdale Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Drysdale name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Drysdale. 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


  • Norway


  • France


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Drysdale Family Origin

Where is the Drysdale family from?

Drysdale Family Occupations

What did your Drysdale ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Drysdale family was Keeping House. Farmer, Laborer and Blacksmith were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Drysdale. The most common Drysdale occupation in the USA was Farmer. 23% of Drysdale's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Blacksmith

  • Keeping House


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

Drysdale Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 50,000 census records available for the last name Drysdale. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Drysdale 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 12,000 immigration records available for the last name Drysdale. 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 5,000 military records available for the last name Drysdale. For the veterans among your Drysdale ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Drysdale Life Expectancy

What is the average Drysdale lifespan?

Between 1949 and 2004, in the United States, Drysdale life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1951, and highest in 1991. The average life expectancy for Drysdale in 1949 was 50, and 66 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Drysdale

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Drysdale 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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