Thatcher Family History

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Thatcher Name Meaning

English: occupational name for a thatcher, someone who covered roofs in straw, from an agent derivative of Middle English thach(en) ‘to thatch’ (Old English þæccan ‘to cover or roof’).

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

Similar surnames: Hatcher, Thacker, Thrasher, Thatch, Stitcher, Butcher, Thacher, Hatch

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Thatcher Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Thatcher name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Thatcher. 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


  • France


  • Norway


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Thatcher Family Origin

Where is the Thatcher family from?

Thatcher Family Occupations

What did your Thatcher ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Thatcher family was Carpenter. The most common Thatcher occupation in the USA was Farmer. 29% of Thatcher's were Farmers. Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Thatcher.

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Laborer

  • Carpenter


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

Thatcher Historical Records

What Thatcher family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 120,000 census records available for the last name Thatcher. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Thatcher 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 9,000 immigration records available for the last name Thatcher. 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 14,000 military records available for the last name Thatcher. For the veterans among your Thatcher ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Thatcher Life Expectancy

What is the average Thatcher lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Thatcher life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1947, and highest in 1993. The average life expectancy for Thatcher in 1943 was 42, and 75 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Thatcher 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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