Pheasant Family History

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Pheasant Name Meaning

English (Wolverhampton): metonymic occupational name for a breeder of pheasants or a birdcatcher, or a nickname for someone thought to resemble the bird, from Middle English fesaunt ‘pheasant’.

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

Similar surnames: Pleasant, Chestnut, Hearn, Persing, Pearson, Prast, Hast, Pleasants

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Pheasant Family Origin

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Pheasant Family Occupations

What did your Pheasant ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Pheasant occupation in the USA was Farmer. 56% of Pheasant's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Pheasant. A less common occupation for the Pheasant family was Farm Laborer.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Carpenter

  • Farm Laborer


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Pheasant Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 9,000 census records available for the last name Pheasant. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Pheasant 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 415 immigration records available for the last name Pheasant. 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 949 military records available for the last name Pheasant. For the veterans among your Pheasant ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Pheasant Life Expectancy

What is the average Pheasant lifespan?

Between 1959 and 2004, in the United States, Pheasant life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1998, and highest in 1971. The average life expectancy for Pheasant in 1959 was 54, and 75 in 2004.

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