Freshwater Family History

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Freshwater Name Meaning

English: topographic name for someone who lived by a source of clear drinking water, from Middle English fresch ‘fresh’, ‘not salty’ (Old French freis, of Germanic origin). There is a place of this name on the Isle of Wight (named from Old English fersc ‘fresh’ + wæter ‘water’), which may also be a source of the surname.

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


Similar surnames: Broadwater, Rainwater, Fisher, Clearwater, Drinkwater, Brewer

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Freshwater Family Origin

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Freshwater Family Occupations

What did your Freshwater ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Freshwater occupation in the USA was Farmer. 52% of Freshwater's were Farmers. Farmer, Farm Laborer and Farming were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Freshwater. A less common occupation for the Freshwater family was Blacksmith.

View Census data for Freshwater | Data not to scale

  • Farmer

    52%
  • Farm Laborer

    5%
  • Farming

    5%
  • Blacksmith

    3%

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

Freshwater Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Freshwater Life Expectancy

What is the average Freshwater lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Freshwater life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Freshwater in 1954 was 42, and 78 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Freshwater

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Freshwater 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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