Thackeray Family History

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Thackeray Name Meaning

English (Yorkshire): habitational name from Thackray in the parish of Great Timble, West Yorkshire, now submerged in Fewston reservoir. It was named with Old Norse þak ‘thatching’, ‘reeds’ + (v)rá ‘nook’, ‘corner’.

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

Similar surnames: Thacker, Harker, Hackney, Thackery, Blackerby, Hackman, Haverly

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Thackeray Family Origin

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Thackeray Family Occupations

What did your Thackeray ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Thackeray family was Keeping House. Farmer, Dry Goods Salesman and Expressman were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Thackeray. The most common Thackeray occupation in the USA was Farmer. 42% of Thackeray's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Dry Goods Salesman

  • Expressman

  • Keeping House


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

Thackeray Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 15,000 census records available for the last name Thackeray. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Thackeray 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Thackeray. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Thackeray. For the veterans among your Thackeray ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Thackeray Life Expectancy

What is the average Thackeray lifespan?

Between 1959 and 2004, in the United States, Thackeray life expectancy was at its lowest point in 2004, and highest in 1964. The average life expectancy for Thackeray in 1959 was 43, and 28 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Thackeray

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Thackeray 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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