Treadwell Family History

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Treadwell Name Meaning

English (chiefly West Midlands): metonymic occupational name for a fuller, from Middle English tred(en) ‘to tread’ + well ‘well’. Fulling was the process by which newly woven cloth was cleaned and shrunk by the use of heat, water, and pressure (from treading) before finally being stretched and laid out to dry on tenter hooks.

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

Similar surnames: Threadgill, Treadway, Broadwell, Bradwell, Greenwell, Rodwell

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Treadwell Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Treadwell name?

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


  • Cameroon, Congo, & Southern Bantu Peoples


  • Benin/Togo


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Treadwell Family Origin

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Treadwell Family Occupations

What did your Treadwell ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Treadwell occupation in the USA was Farmer. 36% of Treadwell's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Treadwell family was Farming. Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Treadwell.

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Laborer

  • Farming


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

Treadwell Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 44,000 census records available for the last name Treadwell. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Treadwell 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 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Treadwell. 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 8,000 military records available for the last name Treadwell. For the veterans among your Treadwell ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Treadwell Life Expectancy

What is the average Treadwell lifespan?

Between 1946 and 2004, in the United States, Treadwell life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 1986. The average life expectancy for Treadwell in 1946 was 45, and 68 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Treadwell 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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