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Weathers Family History

Weathers Name Meaning

English: patronymic from Weather, from Middle English wether ‘wether’, ‘(castrated) ram’ (Old English weðer), hence a nickname for a man supposedly resembling a wether, or a metonymic occupational name for a shepherd.

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


Similar surnames: Leather, Weatherly, Feather, Flathers, Waters, Wetter, Weatherby

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Where is the Weathers family from?

You can see how Weathers families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Weathers family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Weathers families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 22 Weathers families living in Georgia. This was about 16% of all the recorded Weathers's in the USA. Georgia had the highest population of Weathers families in 1840.
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What did your Weathers ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Weathers. 24% of Weathers men worked as a Farmer and 11% of Weathers women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Weathers were Farming and Housekeeper.

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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
    24%
  • Laborer
    22%
  • Salesman
    4%
  • Farming
    3%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Maid
    11%
  • Cook
    9%
  • Housewife
    7%
  • Housekeeper
    5%
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Census Records

There are 36,000 census records available for the last name Weathers. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Weathers 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 Weathers. 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 10,000 military records available for the last name Weathers. For the veterans among your Weathers ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Weathers lifespan?

Between 1949 and 2004, in the United States, Weathers life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 1959. The average life expectancy for Weathers in 1949 was 39, and 72 in 2004.

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