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Street Surname Meaning

English: from Middle English stret(e) ‘street Roman road’ (Old English strǣt). The surname may be topographic for someone who lived in the main street of a village or town or by a Roman road or habitational from a place so named such as Street (Kent Herefordshire Somerset) Street on the Fosse (Somerset) Strete in Blackawton (Devon) Strete Raleigh in Whimple (Devon) or Streat (Sussex). In the Middle Ages the word at first denoted a Roman road but later also came to denote the main street in a town or village. Americanized form (translation into English) of Jewish (Ashkenazic) Strasser and a number of other surnames with similar meaning. Americanized form of Jewish (from Morocco) Chetrit: perhaps from the Arabic verbal root shṭr ‘to become skillful dexterous astute’. The exact origin of the suffix –it is unclear.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Strutt, Trent, Streit, Sweet, Stream, Streeter, Treen, Streu, Steen

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Where is the Street family from?

You can see how Street families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Street family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Street families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1911 there were 242 Street families living in Ontario. This was about 50% of all the recorded Street's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Street families in 1911.
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What did your Street ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the Canada named Street. 35% of Street men worked as a Farmer and 19% of Street women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Street were Laborer and Nurse. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1921

  • Farmer
  • Labourer
  • Carpenter
  • Laborer

Top Female Occupations In 1921

  • Housekeeper
  • Clerk
  • Maid
  • Nurse
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Census Records

There are 381,000 census records available for the last name Street. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Street census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 23,000 immigration records available for the last name Street. 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 Cards

There are 47,000 military records available for the last name Street. For the veterans among your Street ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Street lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Street life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1949, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Street in 1941 was 38, and 70 in 2004.

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