Thatcher Family History

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Thatcher Name Meaning

English: occupational name for a thatcher, someone who covered roofs in straw, from an agent derivative of Middle English thach(en) ‘to thatch’ (Old English þæccan ‘to cover or roof’).

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


Similar surnames: Hatcher, Thacker, Thrasher, Thatch, Stitcher, Butcher, Thacher, Hatch

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Thatcher Family Origin

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Thatcher Family Occupations

What did your Thatcher ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Book Keeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Thatcher. 20% of Thatcher men worked as a Farmer and 12% of Thatcher women worked as a Book Keeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Thatcher were Clerk and Hunter

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Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Farmer
    20%
  • Labourer
    10%
  • Carpenter
    4%
  • Clerk
    4%

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Book Keeper
    12%
  • Farmer
    12%
  • Housewife
    12%
  • Hunter
    12%

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

Thatcher Historical Records

What Thatcher family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 120,000 census records available for the last name Thatcher. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Thatcher 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 9,000 immigration records available for the last name Thatcher. 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 14,000 military records available for the last name Thatcher. For the veterans among your Thatcher ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Thatcher Life Expectancy

What is the average Thatcher lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Thatcher life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1947, and highest in 1993. The average life expectancy for Thatcher in 1943 was 42, and 75 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Thatcher

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Thatcher 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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