Mothershead Family History

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Mothershead Name Meaning

English: variant of Mottershead or Mottishead, a habitational name from a lost place in the parish of Mottram, Cheshire, recorded in the 13th century as Mottresheved, from the genitive case of the Old English byname Motere ‘speaker’ + Middle English heved ‘head(land)’, ‘hill’.

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


Similar surnames: Mothershed, Weatherhead, Hollingshead, Rotherham, Butterfield

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Mothershead Family Origin

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Mothershead Family Occupations

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In 1880, Farmer, Keeping House and Farm Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Mothershead. The most common Mothershead occupation in the USA was Farmer. 53% of Mothershead's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Mothershead family was At Home.

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  • Farmer

    53%
  • Keeping House

    8%
  • Farm Laborer

    5%
  • At Home

    3%

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Mothershead Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Mothershead Life Expectancy

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Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Mothershead life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1951, and highest in 1963. The average life expectancy for Mothershead in 1951 was 44, and 81 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Mothershead 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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