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Theodore Name Meaning

French (Théodore) and English: from the personal name Théodore (Greek Theodoros, a compound of theos ‘God’ + doron ‘gift’), which was relatively popular in the Middle Ages because of its auspicious meaning. There was considerable confusion with the Germanic personal name Theodoric (see Terry). As an American family name, it has also absorbed various other European cognates, e.g. Greek Theodorakis, Theodoropoulos.

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


Similar surnames: Honore, Theodorou, Thore, Teodoro, Thode, Tedone, Whitmore, Thomure

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Theodore Family Origin

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Theodore Family Occupations

What did your Theodore ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Laborer, Baker and Farmer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Theodore. A less common occupation for the Theodore family was Labor. The most common Theodore occupation in the USA was Laborer. 36% of Theodore's were Laborers.

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  • Laborer

    36%
  • Baker

    6%
  • Farmer

    6%
  • Labor

    6%

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Theodore Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Theodore. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Theodore 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Theodore. 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 Theodore. For the veterans among your Theodore ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Theodore Life Expectancy

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Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, Theodore life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1950, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Theodore in 1950 was 50, and 76 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Theodore 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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