Ellingham Family History

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Ellingham Name Meaning

English: habitational name from places so named in Hampshire, Northumbria, and Norfolk. The first of these is named from Old English Edlingaham ‘homestead (Old English ham) of the people of Edla’, a personal name derived from a short form of the various compound names with a first element ead ‘prosperity’, ‘fortune’; the others may have the same origin or incorporate the personal name Ella (see Ellington).

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

Similar surnames: Bellingham, Allingham, Gillingham, Billingham, Ellington, Eltringham

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Ellingham Family Origin

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Ellingham Family Occupations

What did your Ellingham 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 Ellingham. 3% of Ellingham men worked as a General Labourer and 47% of Ellingham women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Ellingham were Agricultural Labourer and Incapacitated

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • General Labourer
  • Carpenter joiner
  • Milk Roundsman
  • Agricultural Labourer

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Unpaid Domestic
  • Housewife
  • Incapacitated

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

Ellingham Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 14,000 census records available for the last name Ellingham. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Ellingham 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Ellingham. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Ellingham. For the veterans among your Ellingham ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Ellingham Life Expectancy

What is the average Ellingham lifespan?

Between 1964 and 2004, in the United States, Ellingham life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1974, and highest in 1985. The average life expectancy for Ellingham in 1964 was 68, and 67 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Ellingham

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