Patience Family History

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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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Patience Family Origin

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Patience Family Occupations

What did your Patience ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Patience family was Stevedore. The most common Patience occupation in the USA was Keeping House. 25% of Patience's were Keeping Houses. Keeping House, Fisherman and Grocer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Patience.

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  • Keeping House

  • Fisherman

  • Grocer

  • Stevedore


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

Patience Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 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 List

There are 642 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 Card

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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Patience Life Expectancy

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.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Patience

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Patience 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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