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Origins of the Exeter surname

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About the Exeters

We have a total number of 827 records for people with the last name Exeter.

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Where do most Exeters live?

In 1921, most Exeters lived in South East.


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Interesting facts about Exeters

How common is your surname?

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

We have 733 records for the Exeter surname. The oldest one dates back to 1318.

Who were Exeters most likely to marry?

Our Marriage record sets tell us which families married Exeters.

What are the most common Exeter first names?

  • William
  • John
  • Mary
  • Elizabeth

Our birth record sets tell us the names of Exeter family members

Common jobs for Exeters

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

Common Female occupations for Exeters in 1921
Tailoress

7

Domestic Servant

3

Laundress

3

Machinist

3

None

3

Common Male occupations for Exeters in 1921
Bricklayer

12

Coachmaker

12

Blacksmith

11

Plumber

4

Carpenter

3

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