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Origins of the Painter surname

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About the Painters

We have a total number of 47189 records for people with the last name Painter.

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Where do most Painters live?

In 1921, most Painters lived in London.


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Interesting facts about Painters

How common is your surname?

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

We have 42,300 records for the Painter surname. The oldest one dates back to 1372.

Who were Painters most likely to marry?

Our Marriage record sets tell us which families married Painters.

What are the most common Painter first names?

  • John
  • William
  • Mary
  • Elizabeth

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Common jobs for Painters

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

Common Female occupations for Painters in 1921
Dressmaker

200

Laundress

147

General Servant Domestic

126

Domestic Servant

113

House Servant

89

Common Male occupations for Painters in 1921
Agricultural Labourer

326

General Labourer

197

Carpenter

169

Farm Labourer

152

Coal Miner

125

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