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Traut Family History

Traut Name Meaning

German: from Middle High German trut ‘dear’, ‘beloved’, or from a short form of a personal name formed with the same word. Compare Draudt.

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


Similar surnames: Thaut, Traum, Kraut, Traub, Straut, Draudt, Trout, Prast, Braun, Raum

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Where is the Traut family from?

You can see how Traut families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Traut family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Traut families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1840 there were 6 Traut families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 55% of all the recorded Traut's in the USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Traut families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Traut surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Traut ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Traut. 20% of Traut men worked as a Farmer and 19% of Traut women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Traut were Truck Driver and Bookkeeper.

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
    20%
  • Laborer
    17%
  • Farming
    8%
  • Truck Driver
    6%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
    19%
  • Secretary
    16%
  • Teacher
    10%
  • Bookkeeper
    10%
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Census Records

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Traut. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Traut census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Traut. 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 Cards

There are 2,000 military records available for the last name Traut. For the veterans among your Traut ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Traut lifespan?

Between 1959 and 2004, in the United States, Traut life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 1990. The average life expectancy for Traut in 1959 was 42, and 72 in 2004.

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