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Strutt Name Meaning

English: of uncertain origin, probably from the Old Norse byname Strútr (from a vocabulary word referring to a cone-like ornament on a headdress or cap). Alternatively it may be a nickname for an argumentative person, from Middle English strut(t) ‘quarrel’. German: topographic name from Middle High German struot, strut ‘brush’, ‘thicket’, ‘swamp’, or a habitational name from any of several places named Struth with this word.

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


Similar surnames: Street, Sprott, Strutz, Stout, Streit, Stutz, Syrett, Straut, Truett

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Where is the Strutt family from?

You can see how Strutt families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Strutt family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Strutt families were found in the UK in 1891. In 1840 there were 17 Strutt families living in Maryland. This was about 74% of all the recorded Strutt's in the USA. Maryland had the highest population of Strutt families in 1840.
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What did your Strutt ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Strutt. 36% of Strutt men worked as a Farmer and 50% of Strutt women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Strutt were Electrician and Housework.

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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
    36%
  • Laborer
    29%
  • Salesman
    11%
  • Electrician
    8%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
    50%
  • Bookkeeper
    25%
  • Housework
    25%
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Census Records

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

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What is the average Strutt lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Strutt life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1979, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Strutt in 1962 was 66, and 78 in 2004.

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