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Straut Family History

Straut Name Meaning

German: variant spelling of Strauth, a topographic name for someone who lived near a thicket, from Middle High German strut ‘scrub’, ‘thicket’.

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

Similar surnames: Traut, Straub, Strutt, Traub, Strauch, Street, Strouf, Trout, Kraut

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Where is the Straut family from?

You can see how Straut families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Straut family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Straut families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1840 there were 7 Straut families living in New York. This was about 64% of all the recorded Straut's in the USA. New York had the highest population of Straut families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Straut surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Straut ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Straut. 25% of Straut men worked as a Laborer and 18% of Straut women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Straut were Painter and Housekeeper.

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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

  • Laborer
  • Salesman
  • Carpenter
  • Painter

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
  • Seamstress
  • Clerk
  • Housekeeper
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Census Records

There are 6,000 census records available for the last name Straut. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Straut 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 271 immigration records available for the last name Straut. 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 508 military records available for the last name Straut. For the veterans among your Straut ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Straut lifespan?

Between 1964 and 2004, in the United States, Straut life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1980, and highest in 1989. The average life expectancy for Straut in 1964 was 78, and 75 in 2004.

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