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Townsend Name Meaning

English: topographic name for someone who lived at the extremity of a village, from Middle English toun ‘village’, ‘settlement’ + ende ‘end’.

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


Similar surnames: Towne, Townley, Towner, Downen, Towse, Townson, Townshend, Rowland

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Townsend Family Origin

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Townsend Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    28%
  • Fisherman

    11%
  • Servant

    4%
  • School

    3%

In 1881, Farmer, Fisherman and Servant were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Townsend. The most common Townsend occupation in Canada was Farmer. 28% of Townsend's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Townsend family was School.

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Townsend Historical Records

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Townsend Life Expectancy

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