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Padmore Surname Meaning

English: habitational name from Podmore (Staffordshire) which is recorded as Podemore in 1086 Poddemere in the 13th century and Pademor in 1300 or possibly from Podimore (Somerset) or Patmore Hall in Albury (Hertfordshire) which is recorded as Patemere in 1086. The Staffordshire placename derives from Old English pode padde ‘toad’ + mōr ‘moor’ or perhaps mere ‘pool’. The Hertfordshire placename derives from the Old English personal name P(e)atta + mere. The etymology of the Somerset placename is uncertain due to a lack of medieval forms. This surname is also established in the West Indies (mainly Barbados).

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

Similar surnames: Patmore, Wedmore, Pascoe, Tidmore, Cudmore, Barmore, Haymore

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Where is the Padmore family from?

You can see how Padmore families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Padmore family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Padmore families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1891 there were 74 Padmore families living in Lancashire. This was about 13% of all the recorded Padmore's in United Kingdom. Lancashire had the highest population of Padmore families in 1891.
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What did your Padmore ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Incapacitated and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Padmore. 13% of Padmore men worked as an Incapacitated and 77% of Padmore women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Padmore were Motor Driver and 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 1939

  • Incapacitated
  • General Labourer
  • Colliery Hewer
  • Motor Driver

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Domestic Servant
  • Unpaid Domestic
  • Housewife
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Passenger Lists

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There are 627 military records available for the last name Padmore. For the veterans among your Padmore ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Padmore lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Padmore life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1991, and highest in 1984. The average life expectancy for Padmore in 1962 was 73, and 76 in 2004.

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