Anguish Family History

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Anguish Name Meaning

English: Reaney suggests this is a variant of Angus, citing two late examples from Bardsley: Margaret Anguisshe (1530), Erl of Anguyshe (1563). However, the surname is not found in Scotland (in the 1881 British census it occurs predominantly in East Anglia). It is likely that it is a nickname from Anglo-Norman French anguisse, from Old French angoisse ‘anger’, ‘violence’, cognate with French Anguise.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

Similar surnames: English, Gush, August, Angier, Annis, Angles, Guise, Huish, Angwin

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Anguish Family Origin

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Anguish Family Occupations

What did your Anguish ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, (BL) General Smith Master Employing 1 Man 1 Boy, Agl Labr and Agricultural Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Anguish. The most common Anguish occupation in the UK was (BL) General Smith Master Employing 1 Man 1 Boy. 6% of Anguish's were (BL) General Smith Master Employing 1 Man 1 Boys. A less common occupation for the Anguish family was Agricultural Labourer.

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  • (BL) General Smith Master Employing 1 Man 1 Boy

  • Agl Labr

  • Agricultural Laborer

  • Agricultural Labourer


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Anguish Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Anguish. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Anguish census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 222 immigration records available for the last name Anguish. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 429 military records available for the last name Anguish. For the veterans among your Anguish ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Anguish Life Expectancy

What is the average Anguish lifespan?

Between 1961 and 2004, in the United States, Anguish life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1970, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Anguish in 1961 was 47, and 83 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Anguish

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