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Oldroyd Name Meaning

English (Yorkshire): habitational name from any of various minor places in northern England named Oldroyd, from Middle English ald, old ‘old’ + royd ‘clearing’.

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

Similar surnames: Holroyd, Ackroyd, Radford, Overly, Elford, Aldred, Oxford, Oldford

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Oldroyd Family Origin

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Oldroyd Family Occupations

What did your Oldroyd ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Keeping House and Machinist were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Oldroyd. The most common Oldroyd occupation in the USA was Farmer. 19% of Oldroyd's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Oldroyd family was Weaver.

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Machinist

  • Weaver


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

Oldroyd Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 35,000 census records available for the last name Oldroyd. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Oldroyd 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Oldroyd. 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 Oldroyd. For the veterans among your Oldroyd ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Oldroyd Life Expectancy

What is the average Oldroyd lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Oldroyd life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1991, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Oldroyd in 1942 was 53, and 92 in 2004.

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