Thaw Family History

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Thaw Name Meaning

English and Scottish: unexplained. In some instances at least, perhaps a variant spelling of Thor. Jewish (American): Americanized spelling of Thau.

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

Similar surnames: Shaw, Tham, Tea, Shew, Haw, Traw, Rhew, Haws, Faw, Thane

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Thaw Family Origin

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Thaw Family Occupations

What did your Thaw ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Thaw family was Commercial Agt.. The most common Thaw occupation in the USA was Keeping House. 13% of Thaw's were Keeping Houses. Keeping House, Laborer and Clk. In Smeltting Wks. were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Thaw.

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  • Keeping House

  • Laborer

  • Clk. In Smeltting Wks.

  • Commercial Agt.


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

Thaw Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 9,000 census records available for the last name Thaw. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Thaw 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Thaw. 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 798 military records available for the last name Thaw. For the veterans among your Thaw ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Thaw Life Expectancy

What is the average Thaw lifespan?

Between 1960 and 2004, in the United States, Thaw life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 1979. The average life expectancy for Thaw in 1960 was 72, and 78 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Thaw

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Thaw 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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