Twait Family History

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Twait Name Meaning

Americanized form of Norwegian Tveit. Possibly an altered spelling of English Twaite, a variant of Thwaites.

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


Similar surnames: Wait, Tweet, Thwaits, Tart, Twist, Twedt, Wain, Waitt, Want, Wayt

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Twait Family Origin

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Twait Family Occupations

What did your Twait ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Twait family was Shoemaker. The most common Twait occupation in the USA was Dyer. 25% of Twait's were Dyers. Dyer, Farmer and Farming were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Twait.

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  • Dyer

    25%
  • Farmer

    25%
  • Farming

    25%
  • Shoemaker

    25%

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Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Twait ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Twait Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Twait. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Twait 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Twait. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Twait. For the veterans among your Twait ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Twait Life Expectancy

What is the average Twait lifespan?

Between 1964 and 2004, in the United States, Twait life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1972, and highest in 1975. The average life expectancy for Twait in 1964 was 66, and 67 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Twait

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Twait 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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