Mothershead Family History

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Mothershead Name Meaning

English: variant of Mottershead or Mottishead, a habitational name from a lost place in the parish of Mottram, Cheshire, recorded in the 13th century as Mottresheved, from the genitive case of the Old English byname Motere ‘speaker’ + Middle English heved ‘head(land)’, ‘hill’.

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

Similar surnames: Mothershed, Weatherhead, Hollingshead, Rotherham, Butterfield

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Mothershead Family Origin

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Mothershead Family Occupations

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

  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Farm Laborer

  • At Home


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In 1880, Farmer, Keeping House and Farm Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Mothershead. A less common occupation for the Mothershead family was At Home. The most common Mothershead occupation in the USA was Farmer. 53% of Mothershead's were Farmers.

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Mothershead Historical Records

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Mothershead Life Expectancy

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