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Patience Name Meaning

English and Scottish: from Middle English, Old French patience (Latin patientia, a derivative of patiens ‘patient’), hence a nickname, given perhaps to a notably long-suffering individual or to someone who had represented this abstract virtue in a morality play. However, this was also a personal name for men and women and the surname may derive from this use.

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


Similar surnames: Paine, Lawrence, Prince, Patten, Patrone, Marien, Lapierre, Etienne

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Where is the Patience family from?

You can see how Patience families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Patience family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Patience families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1840 there was 1 Patience family living in Connecticut. This was about 33% of all the recorded Patience's in USA. Connecticut and 2 other states had the highest population of Patience families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Patience surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Patience ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Nurse were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Patience. 25% of Patience men worked as a Farmer and 50% of Patience women worked as a Nurse. Some less common occupations for Americans named Patience were Chauffeur and Maid. .

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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
    25%
  • Bookkeeper
    25%
  • Proprietor
    17%
  • Chauffeur
    17%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Nurse
    50%
  • Maid
    50%
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Census Records

There are 13,000 census records available for the last name Patience. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Patience census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Patience. 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 Cards

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Patience. For the veterans among your Patience ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Patience lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2003, in the United States, Patience life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Patience in 1954 was 48, and 78 in 2003.

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