Todd Family History

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Todd Name Meaning

English (mainly northern) and Scottish: nickname for someone thought to resemble a fox, for example in cunning or slyness, or perhaps more obviously in having red hair, from northern Middle English tod(de) ‘fox’ (of unknown origin).

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

Similar surnames: Codd, Dodd, Torr, Podd, Kidd, Bold, Gadd, Tong, Mudd, Tout

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Todd Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Todd name?

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


  • Norway


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


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Todd Family Origin

Where is the Todd family from?

Todd Family Occupations

What did your Todd ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Todd family was Farming. The most common Todd occupation in the USA was Farmer. 40% of Todd's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Todd.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Farming


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

Todd Historical Records

What Todd family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 583,000 census records available for the last name Todd. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Todd 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 63,000 immigration records available for the last name Todd. 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 88,000 military records available for the last name Todd. For the veterans among your Todd ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Todd Life Expectancy

What is the average Todd lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Todd life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Todd in 1942 was 41, and 74 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Todd 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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