Dillingham Family History

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Dillingham Name Meaning

English: habitational name, probably from Dullingham in Cambridgeshire, named in Old English as ‘homestead (Old English ham) of the people (-inga-) of Dull(a)’ (an unattested personal name).

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


Similar surnames: Gillingham, Billingham, Fillingham, Willingham, Ellingham, Allingham

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Dillingham Family Origin

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Dillingham Family Occupations

What did your Dillingham ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Dillingham. 23% of Dillingham men worked as a General Labourer and 87% of Dillingham women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Dillingham were House Decorator and Invalid

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • General Labourer
    23%
  • Railway Clerk
    17%
  • Iron Moulder
    17%
  • House Decorator
    12%

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    87%
  • Incapacitated
    5%
  • Housewife
    4%
  • Invalid
    3%

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Dillingham Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 27,000 census records available for the last name Dillingham. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Dillingham 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 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Dillingham. 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 6,000 military records available for the last name Dillingham. For the veterans among your Dillingham ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Dillingham Life Expectancy

What is the average Dillingham lifespan?

Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, Dillingham life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1950, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Dillingham in 1950 was 41, and 73 in 2004.

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