Eggleston Family History

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Eggleston Name Meaning

English: habitational name from a place in County Durham so called, or from Egglestone in North Yorkshire, both named in Old English as Egleston, probably from the Old English personal name Ecgel (unattested) + tun ‘settlement’, ‘farmstead’.

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

Similar surnames: Eggleton, Embleton, Gelston, Eccleston, Elston, Elton, Leston

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Eggleston Family Origin

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Eggleston Family Occupations

What did your Eggleston ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Eggleston occupation in the UK was Farmer. 7% of Eggleston's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Eggleston family was Annuitant. Farmer, Coal Miner and Agricultural Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Eggleston.

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  • Farmer

  • Coal Miner

  • Agricultural Labourer

  • Annuitant


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

Eggleston Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 62,000 census records available for the last name Eggleston. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Eggleston 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 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Eggleston. 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 11,000 military records available for the last name Eggleston. For the veterans among your Eggleston ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Eggleston Life Expectancy

What is the average Eggleston lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Eggleston life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Eggleston in 1943 was 31, and 78 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Eggleston

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Eggleston 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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