Modesitt Family History

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Modesitt Name Meaning

Probably of French origin. Compare Modisette. There are clusters of this name in IN and WV; the name is recorded in WV in the 18th century.

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


Similar surnames: Modeste, Modesto, Minett, Mones, Midgett, Mcdermitt, Modisette

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Modesitt Family Origin

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Modesitt Family Occupations

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

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  • Farmer

    52%
  • Keeping House

    19%
  • Farming

    10%
  • Laborer

    5%

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Modesitt Historical Records

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Census Record

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Passenger List

There are 642 immigration records available for the last name Modesitt. 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 Modesitt. For the veterans among your Modesitt ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Modesitt Life Expectancy

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Between 1960 and 2004, in the United States, Modesitt life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Modesitt in 1960 was 43, and 73 in 2004.

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