Townsend Name Origin, Meaning and Family History

Townsend Name Meaning: A name given to someone who lived at the end of a town or village.

From the Middle English \"toun\" and \"ende\", meaning \"settlement\" and \"end\", Townsend was a name given to someone who lived at the end (or the outskirts) of a town or village.

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Surname Distribution

Census frequency by county

Name Concentrations Within England and Wales

Townsend Surname Statistics

Top Professions for the Townsend family

Profession Census Frequency
Agricultural Labourer 424
Female Servant 263
Independent 177
Labourer 122
Male Servant 89
Farmer 82
Shoe Maker 43
Weaver 43
Dress Maker 38
Ag Labourer 36
Carpenter 28
Gardener 27
Apprentice 19
Butcher 18
Baker 17
Blacksmith 16
Cotton Spinner 16
Cotton Weaver 16
Servant 15
Worsted Weaver 15
Clerk 14
Laundress 14
Pauper 14
Tailor 12
Ag Lab 12

Townsend Surname Variants Ranking

Rank Surname Match Census Frequency
1 Townsend 100% 87,976
2 Townsand 88% 1,627
3 Towensend 89% 197

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