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Weatherhead Name Meaning

English and Scottish: of uncertain origin. According to Reaney this is an occupational name for a shepherd, from Middle English wether ‘wether’, ‘ram’ + herd ‘herdsman’. His evidence for this interpretation of the final syllable is alternation in the late 15th century between Weydurherd and Wedirhed. Black speculates that the name may be a topographic name from a hill in Berwickshire.

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


Similar surnames: Weatherman, Weathers, Weatherly, Mothershead, Weatherford, Wetherell

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Weatherhead Family Origin

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Weatherhead Family Occupations

What did your Weatherhead ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Weatherhead occupation in the USA was Farmer. 35% of Weatherhead's were Farmers. Farmer, Keeping House and Farming were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Weatherhead. A less common occupation for the Weatherhead family was Laborer.

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  • Farmer

    35%
  • Keeping House

    12%
  • Farming

    6%
  • Laborer

    5%

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Weatherhead Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Weatherhead Life Expectancy

What is the average Weatherhead lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Weatherhead life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Weatherhead in 1953 was 61, and 72 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Weatherhead 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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