I'm looking into my family history and one of my ancestors in 1901 was still living at home with his father, mother and younger siblings at age 25 in England.
This is atypical with most of the ancestors I've found so far, as most married very young and left home before they were 20. Was it socially exceptable to live at home with your parents for that long? Id like to know more about whether he may have been a help or a hindrance, bearing in mind he had two younger brothers, one 20 and one 18, that were perfectly capable of looking after his ageing father who was 57.
So to revert to my question was this a kind of freak event or was it common for children to live with their parents as adults in this period of history like it is today (at least in England)?