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Kerfoot Family History

Kerfoot Surname Meaning

English (Lancashire and Cheshire):: habitational name probably from Carefoot near Myerscough (Lancashire). possibly a variant of Griffith .

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022


Similar surnames: Root, Crofoot, Telford, Barefoot, Yarwood, Befort, Kroon, Persons

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Where is the Kerfoot family from?

You can see how Kerfoot families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Kerfoot family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Kerfoot families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1891 there were 452 Kerfoot families living in Lancashire. This was about 70% of all the recorded Kerfoot's in United Kingdom. Lancashire had the highest population of Kerfoot families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Kerfoot surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Kerfoot ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Farmer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Kerfoot. 13% of Kerfoot men worked as a Farmer and 73% of Kerfoot women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Kerfoot were Retired and Household Duties. .

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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 1939

  • Farmer
    13%
  • Motor Driver
    13%
  • General Labourer
    10%
  • Retired
    7%

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    73%
  • Housewife
    5%
  • Cotton Weaver
    4%
  • Household Duties
    2%
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Census Records

There are 12,000 census records available for the last name Kerfoot. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Kerfoot 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Kerfoot. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Australia, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 2,000 military records available for the last name Kerfoot. For the veterans among your Kerfoot ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Kerfoot lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Kerfoot life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1962, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Kerfoot in 1954 was 52, and 85 in 2004.

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