Fothergill Family History

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Fothergill Name Meaning

English: habitational name from Fothergill in Cumbria or some other place similarly named (for example in West Yorkshire), from Old Norse fóðr ‘fodder’, ‘forage’ + gil ‘steep valley’, ‘ravine’.

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


Similar surnames: Wetherell, Bothell, Tuthill, Catterall, Rothell, Tattersall

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Fothergill Family Origin

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Fothergill Family Occupations

What did your Fothergill ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Fothergill occupation in Canada was Going To School. 64% of Fothergill's were Going To Schools. A less common occupation for the Fothergill family was Gentleman. Going To School, Farmer and Chemist were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Fothergill.

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  • Going To School

    64%
  • Farmer

    12%
  • Chemist

    8%
  • Gentleman

    4%

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

Fothergill Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Fothergill Life Expectancy

What is the average Fothergill lifespan?

Between 1949 and 2004, in the United States, Fothergill life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1949, and highest in 1990. The average life expectancy for Fothergill in 1949 was 46, and 73 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Fothergill

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Fothergill 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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