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Origins of the Adshead surname

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About the Adsheads

We have a total number of 14105 records for people with the last name Adshead.

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Where do most Adsheads live?

In 1921, most Adsheads lived in London.


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Interesting facts about Adsheads

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You have a rare surname! It's not in the top 1000 UK surnames!

We have 13,000 records for the Adshead surname. The oldest one dates back to 1637.

Who were Adsheads most likely to marry?

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What are the most common Adshead first names?

  • John
  • William
  • Mary
  • Elizabeth

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Common jobs for Adsheads

Men and women often performed different types of jobs, so these are displayed by gender to maintain their historical accuracy.

Common Female occupations for Adsheads in 1921
Cotton Weaver

92

Dressmaker

38

Living On Own Means

35

Charwoman

29

Housekeeper

28

Common Male occupations for Adsheads in 1921
Coal Miner

84

Bricklayer

67

General Labourer

43

Farmer

39

Cotton Spinner

38

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