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Lathrop Family History

Lathrop Name Meaning

English: perhaps a variant of Laythorpe a habitational name from Laythorpe the former name of a settlement in Lincolnshire which is recorded as Ledulftorp in 1086 and Leilthorp in the 12th century. The placename derives from the Old Norse personal name Leithulfr + Old Norse thorp ‘secondary settlement outlying farmstead’.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022


Similar surnames: Lothrop, Gawthrop, Balthrop, Throop, Winthrop, Latham, Mathre, Harrop

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Where is the Lathrop family from?

You can see how Lathrop families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Lathrop family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Lathrop families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 125 Lathrop families living in New York. This was about 32% of all the recorded Lathrop's in USA. New York had the highest population of Lathrop families in 1840.
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What did your Lathrop ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Lathrop. 16% of Lathrop men worked as a Farmer and 10% of Lathrop women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Lathrop were Truck Driver and Housekeeper. .

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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

  • Farmer
    16%
  • Laborer
    14%
  • Salesman
    9%
  • Truck Driver
    4%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Teacher
    10%
  • Stenographer
    9%
  • Housewife
    9%
  • Housekeeper
    8%
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Passenger Lists

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What is the average Lathrop lifespan?

Between 1949 and 2004, in the United States, Lathrop life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Lathrop in 1949 was 73, and 75 in 2004.

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