Thacker Family History

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Thacker Name Meaning

English: occupational name for a thatcher, from an agent derivative of northern Middle English thack ‘thatch’ (Old Norse þak). Compare Thatcher.

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

Similar surnames: Hacker, Tacker, Thatcher, Tucker, Hawker, Packer, Blacker, Hucker

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Thacker Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Thacker name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Thacker. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Norway


  • Sweden


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Thacker Family Origin

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Thacker Family Occupations

What did your Thacker ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Thacker occupation in the USA was Farmer. 47% of Thacker's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Thacker family was Farm Laborer. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Thacker.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Farm Laborer


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

Thacker Historical Records

What Thacker family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 90,000 census records available for the last name Thacker. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Thacker 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 5,000 immigration records available for the last name Thacker. 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 16,000 military records available for the last name Thacker. For the veterans among your Thacker ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Thacker Life Expectancy

What is the average Thacker lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Thacker life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1947, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Thacker in 1940 was 43, and 71 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Thacker 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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