Straw Family History

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Straw Name Meaning

English (chiefly Nottinghamshire): from Old English streaw, hence a metonymic occupational name for a dealer in straw, or a nickname for an exceptionally thin man or someone with straw-colored hair.

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

Similar surnames: Stroh, Stead, Staal, Shaw, Spray, Stray, Strow, Stram, Stream, Star

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Straw Family Origin

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Straw Family Occupations

What did your Straw ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Straw family was Farm Laborer. School and Farmer were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Straw. The most common Straw occupation in Canada was School. 50% of Straw's were Schools.

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  • School

  • Farmer

  • Farm Laborer


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

Straw Historical Records

What Straw family records will you find?

Census Record

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

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Straw Life Expectancy

What is the average Straw lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Straw life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Straw in 1944 was 47, and 77 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Straw

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Straw 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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