Widow Family History

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Widow Name Meaning

Historically, surnames evolved as a way to sort people into groups - by occupation, place of origin, clan affiliation, patronage, parentage, adoption, and even physical characteristics (like red hair). Many of the modern surnames in the dictionary can be traced back to Britain and Ireland.

Similar surnames: Dow, Kido, Sydow, Rudow, Mcdow, Bilow, Lindow, Kildow, Sidor, Gadow

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Widow Family Origin

Where is the Widow family from?

Widow Family Occupations

What did your Widow ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Widow occupation in the USA was Laborer. 25% of Widow's were Laborers. Laborer, Keeping House and Levery Man were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Widow. A less common occupation for the Widow family was Public Works.

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  • Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Levery Man

  • Public Works


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

Widow Historical Records

What Widow family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Widow. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Widow census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search 1940's US census records for Widow

Passenger List

There are 394 immigration records available for the last name Widow. 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 9,000 military records available for the last name Widow. For the veterans among your Widow ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Widow Life Expectancy

What is the average Widow lifespan?

Between 1965 and 2004, in the United States, Widow life expectancy was at its lowest point in 2002, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Widow in 1965 was 83, and 95 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Widow

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Widow 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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