Foat Family History

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Foat Name Meaning

English: nickname from Middle English fode ‘child’, literally ‘that which is fed’, from Old English foda ‘food’.

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


Similar surnames: Fort, Boat, Mort, Bolt, Hoar, Noah, Ott, Hoad, Pott, Oak

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Foat Family Origin

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Foat Family Occupations

What did your Foat ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Foat family was Cheese Maker. Farmer, Carpenter and Carriage Trimmer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Foat. The most common Foat occupation in the USA was Farmer. 38% of Foat's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

    38%
  • Carpenter

    13%
  • Carriage Trimmer

    13%
  • Cheese Maker

    13%

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

Foat Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Foat. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Foat 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Foat. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Foat. For the veterans among your Foat ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Foat Life Expectancy

What is the average Foat lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Foat life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1973, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Foat in 1962 was 71, and 60 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Foat

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Foat 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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