Drinkwater Family History

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Drinkwater Name Meaning

English: nickname from Middle English drink + water. In the Middle Ages weak ale was the universal beverage among the poorer classes, and so cheap as to be drunk like water, whereas water itself was only doubtfully potable. The surname was perhaps a joking nickname given to a pauper or miser allegedly unable or unwilling to afford beer, or may have been given in irony to an innkeeper or a noted tippler. Compare French Boileau, German Trinkwasser.

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


Similar surnames: Freshwater, Water, Rainwater, Fricker, Clearwater, Priester, Drinkard

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Drinkwater Family Origin

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Drinkwater Family Occupations

What did your Drinkwater ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Farmer, Servant and Fisherman were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Drinkwater. A less common occupation for the Drinkwater family was Carpenter. The most common Drinkwater occupation in Canada was Farmer. 45% of Drinkwater's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

    45%
  • Servant

    9%
  • Fisherman

    7%
  • Carpenter

    5%

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

Drinkwater Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Drinkwater Life Expectancy

What is the average Drinkwater lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Drinkwater life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1995. The average life expectancy for Drinkwater in 1944 was 23, and 78 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Drinkwater

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Drinkwater 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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