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 1881, Carpenter, Carman and Railway Guard were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Dillingham. A less common occupation for the Dillingham family was Agricultural Labourer. The most common Dillingham occupation in the UK was Carpenter. 15% of Dillingham's were Carpenters.

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  • Carpenter

  • Carman

  • Railway Guard

  • Agricultural Labourer


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Dillingham ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

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.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Dillingham

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Dillingham ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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