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Billingham Name Meaning

English: habitational name from a place called Billingham. There is one such place in Stockton on Tees (formerly in County Durham), which probably derives its name from Old English Billingaham ‘homestead (Old English ham) of the people of Bill(a)’. However, in the British Isles the surname is found chiefly in the Midlands (Staffordshire), and the distribution, together with evidence from other names, suggests that it may be derived from a lost place in Staffordshire or nearby.

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


Similar surnames: Dillingham, Gillingham, Willingham, Bellingham, Fillingham, Ellingham

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Billingham Family Origin

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Billingham Family Occupations

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  • Chain Maker

    12%
  • Agricultural Labourer

    6%
  • Chainmaker

    3%
  • Labourer

    3%

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Billingham family was Labourer. The most common Billingham occupation in the UK was Chain Maker. 12% of Billingham's were Chain Makers. Chain Maker, Agricultural Labourer and Chainmaker were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Billingham.

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