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Theodore Family History

Theodore Name Meaning

French and Mauritian (Théodore); West Indian (in Haiti Martinique and Guadeloupe Théodore); English and Welsh: from a personal name derived from Greek Theodōros a compound of theos ‘God’ + dōron ‘gift’ which was relatively popular in the Middle Ages because of its auspicious meaning. The name was borne by several early Christian saints. There was considerable confusion with the ancient Germanic name Theodoric (see Terry ). In Wales the personal name Theodore was also adopted as an approximation to the Welsh name Tewdwr (see Tudor ). In North America this surname has absorbed various other European cognates and their derivatives e.g. Greek Theodorakis Macedonian Todorovski and Serbian Todorović (see Todorovic ).

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


Similar surnames: Honore, Theodorou, Thore, Teodoro, Thode, Tedone, Whitmore, Thomure

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You can see how Theodore families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Theodore family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Theodore families were found in USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 18 Theodore families living in Saskatchewan. This was about 33% of all the recorded Theodore's in Canada. Saskatchewan had the highest population of Theodore families in 1911.
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What did your Theodore ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the Canada named Theodore. 67% of Theodore men worked as a Farmer and 100% of Theodore women worked as a Housewife. .

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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
    67%
  • Labourer
    34%

Top Female Occupations In 1921

  • Housewife
    100%
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Passenger Lists

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There are 7,000 military records available for the last name Theodore. For the veterans among your Theodore ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Theodore lifespan?

Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, Theodore life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1950, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Theodore in 1950 was 50, and 76 in 2004.

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