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Twnsend Family History

Twnsend Surname Meaning

Historically, surnames evolved as a way to sort people into groups - by occupation, place of origin, clan affiliation, patronage, parentage, adoption, and even physical characteristics (like red hair). Many of the modern surnames in the dictionary can be traced back to Britain and Ireland.


Similar surnames: Townsend, Townshend, Gansen, Tannen, Tansey, Tweed, Bensen, Munsen

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Where is the Twnsend family from?

You can see how Twnsend families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Twnsend family name was found in the USA in 1920. In 1920 there was 1 Twnsend family living in Alabama. This was about 50% of all the recorded Twnsend's in USA. Alabama and 1 other state had the highest population of Twnsend families in 1920.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Twnsend surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Twnsend ancestors do for a living?

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

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Census Records

There are 70 census records available for the last name Twnsend. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Twnsend 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 5 immigration records available for the last name Twnsend. 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 4 military records available for the last name Twnsend. For the veterans among your Twnsend ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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