Drover Family History

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Drover Name Meaning

English: occupational name for someone who drove herds of cattle across the country to a market, from an agent derivative of Old English draf ‘drove’, ‘herd’.

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


Similar surnames: Driver, Rover, Grover, Roper, Draves, Graver, Roker, Dreher, Troyer

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Drover Family Origin

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Drover Family Occupations

What did your Drover ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Drover occupation in Canada was Farmer. 50% of Drover's were Farmers. Farmer and Notgiven were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Drover.

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  • Farmer

    50%
  • Notgiven

    50%

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

Drover Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Drover Life Expectancy

What is the average Drover lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Drover life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1970, and highest in 1982. The average life expectancy for Drover in 1963 was 84, and 84 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Drover

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Drover 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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