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Chadwick Name Meaning

English (Yorkshire and Lancashire): habitational name from any of various places called Chadwick in Lancashire Warwickshire and two in Worcestershire. One of the places in Worcestershire and the one in Warwickshire are named as ‘the dairy farm (Old English wīc) of Ceadel’. The other place in Worcestershire and the one in Lancashire are named as ‘Ceadda's dairy farm’. Ceadda was the name of a famous Anglo-Saxon bishop Saint Chad. In Lancashire there was probably some confusion with another Lancashire name Chaddock .

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Harwick, Hardwick, Cowick, Barwick, Howick, Stanwick, Warwick

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Where is the Chadwick family from?

You can see how Chadwick families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Chadwick family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Chadwick families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1911 there were 280 Chadwick families living in Ontario. This was about 67% of all the recorded Chadwick's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Chadwick families in 1911.
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What did your Chadwick ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the Canada named Chadwick. 24% of Chadwick men worked as a Farmer and 40% of Chadwick women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Chadwick were Laborer and Teamstress. .

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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 1921

  • Farmer
  • Labourer
  • Machinist
  • Laborer

Top Female Occupations In 1921

  • Teacher
  • Student
  • Farmer
  • Teamstress
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There are 29,000 military records available for the last name Chadwick. For the veterans among your Chadwick ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Chadwick lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Chadwick life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Chadwick in 1941 was 51, and 76 in 2004.

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