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Thaw Name Meaning

English and Scottish: variant of Thew . Americanized form of Jewish Thau . Burmese (Karen): from a personal name usually forming part of a compound name from a-thaw ‘new’. Burmese: from a personal name usually forming part of a compound name probably from thaw-da ‘moon’. — Note: Since Burmese and Karens do not have hereditary surnames these two names (see also 3 above) were registered as such only after immigration of its bearers to the US.

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


Similar surnames: Shaw, Tham, Tea, Shew, Haw, Traw, Rhew, Haws, Faw, Thane

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Where is the Thaw family from?

You can see how Thaw families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Thaw family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Thaw families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1891 there were 253 Thaw families living in Yorkshire. This was about 24% of all the recorded Thaw's in United Kingdom. Yorkshire had the highest population of Thaw families in 1891.
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What did your Thaw ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Unpaid Domestic Duties was the top reported job for people in the United Kingdom named Thaw. 79% of Thaw women worked as an Unpaid Domestic 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 Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    79%
  • Unpaid Domestic Dts
    10%
  • Domestic Duties Unpaid
    7%
  • Maxim Half Hose Operat
    7%
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Passenger Lists

There are 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Thaw. 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 798 military records available for the last name Thaw. For the veterans among your Thaw ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Thaw lifespan?

Between 1960 and 2004, in the United States, Thaw life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 1979. The average life expectancy for Thaw in 1960 was 72, and 78 in 2004.

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