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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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Where is the Thatcher family from?

You can see how Thatcher families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Thatcher family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Thatcher families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 73 Thatcher families living in Ontario. This was about 68% of all the recorded Thatcher's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Thatcher families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Thatcher surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Thatcher ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the CA named Thatcher. 43% of Thatcher men worked as a Farmer.

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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
  • Teamster
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Census Records

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 Lists

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 Cards

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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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.

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