Thrower Family History

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Thrower Name Meaning

English (mainly East Anglia): occupational name for someone who made silk thread from raw silk, from an agent derivative of Middle English throw(en) (Old English þrawan ‘to twist’). From the 13th century the verb began to be used in its modern sense, including throwing clay in pottery, and so in some cases the surname may have originated as an occupational name for a potter.

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


Similar surnames: Tower, Brewer, Trower, Power, Troyer, Tyrer, Thrasher, Hober

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Thrower Family Origin

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Thrower Family Occupations

What did your Thrower ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Thrower family was Farm Laborer. The most common Thrower occupation in the USA was Farmer. 50% of Thrower's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Farming were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Thrower.

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  • Farmer

    50%
  • Laborer

    8%
  • Farming

    7%
  • Farm Laborer

    4%

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

Thrower Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Thrower Life Expectancy

What is the average Thrower lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Thrower life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1951, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Thrower in 1951 was 36, and 74 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Thrower

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Thrower 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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