Widows Family History

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Widows 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: Widdows, Idris, Milos, Simos, Mikos, Dow, Irons, Bigos, Sides, Hirons

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Widows Family Origin

Where is the Widows family from?

Widows Family Occupations

What did your Widows ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Widows family was Laborer. Farmer, Keeping House and Housekeeper were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Widows. The most common Widows occupation in the USA was Farmer. 27% of Widows's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Housekeeper

  • Laborer


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

Widows Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Widows. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Widows 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 Widows

Passenger List

There are 108 immigration records available for the last name Widows. 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 511 military records available for the last name Widows. For the veterans among your Widows ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Widows Life Expectancy

What is the average Widows lifespan?

Between 1961 and 2004, in the United States, Widows life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1993, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Widows in 1961 was 58, and 60 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Widows

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Widows 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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