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Todd Family History

Todd Name Meaning

English (mainly northern) and Scottish: nickname for someone thought to resemble a fox, for example in cunning or slyness, or perhaps more obviously in having red hair, from northern Middle English tod(de) ‘fox’ (of unknown origin).

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


Similar surnames: Codd, Dodd, Torr, Podd, Kidd, Bold, Gadd, Tong, Mudd, Tout

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Where is the Todd family from?

You can see how Todd families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Todd family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Todd families were found in USA in 1880. In 1891 there were 2,390 Todd families living in Yorkshire. This was about 19% of all the recorded Todd's in United Kingdom. Yorkshire had the highest population of Todd families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Todd surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Todd ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Todd. 9% of Todd men worked as a General Labourer and 66% of Todd women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Todd were Incapacitated and Incapacitated. .

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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

  • General Labourer
    9%
  • Farmer
    4%
  • Builders Labourer
    3%
  • Incapacitated
    3%

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    66%
  • Unpaid Domestic
    3%
  • Housewife
    2%
  • Incapacitated
    2%
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Census Records

There are 583,000 census records available for the last name Todd. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Todd 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 63,000 immigration records available for the last name Todd. 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 88,000 military records available for the last name Todd. For the veterans among your Todd ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Todd lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Todd life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Todd in 1942 was 41, and 74 in 2004.

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