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Redhead Name Meaning

English:: nickname for someone with red hair from Middle English red ‘red’ + he(ve)d ‘head’. Compare Redman . habitational name from an unidentified place in northern England called Redhead probably meaning ‘red headland’.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022


Similar surnames: Reidhead, Head, Redden, Reder, Redfern, Reneau, Medved, Rebhan

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Where is the Redhead family from?

You can see how Redhead families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Redhead family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Redhead families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1840 there were 2 Redhead families living in Ohio. This was about 40% of all the recorded Redhead's in USA. Ohio had the highest population of Redhead families in 1840.
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What did your Redhead ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Salesman and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Redhead. 25% of Redhead men worked as a Salesman and 25% of Redhead women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Redhead were Carpenter and Saleslady. .

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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

  • Salesman
    25%
  • Farmer
    23%
  • Machinist
    12%
  • Carpenter
    9%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Maid
    25%
  • Housewife
    25%
  • Clerk
    25%
  • Saleslady
    25%
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Census Records

There are 27,000 census records available for the last name Redhead. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Redhead 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 8,000 immigration records available for the last name Redhead. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Redhead. For the veterans among your Redhead ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Redhead lifespan?

Between 1958 and 2004, in the United States, Redhead life expectancy was at its lowest point in 2003, and highest in 1988. The average life expectancy for Redhead in 1958 was 55, and 72 in 2004.

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