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Origins of the Cawthray surname

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About the Cawthrays

We have a total number of 1003 records for people with the last name Cawthray.

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Where do most Cawthrays live?

In 1921, most Cawthrays lived in Yorkshire.

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Interesting facts about Cawthrays

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We have 929 records for the Cawthray surname. The oldest one dates back to .

Who were Cawthrays most likely to marry?

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What are the most common Cawthray first names?

  • John
  • William
  • Elizabeth
  • Mary

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Common jobs for Cawthrays

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

Common Female occupations for Cawthrays in 1921


Book Binder


Stuff Weaver


Cloth Weaver


Woollen Weaver


Common Male occupations for Cawthrays in 1921


Coal Miner


Horse Dealer


Cart Driver


Coal Hurrier


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