Nottingham Family History

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Nottingham Name Meaning

English: habitational name from the city of Nottingham in the East Midlands, named in Old English as ‘homestead (ham) of Snot’s people’. The initial S- was lost in the 12th century, due to the influence of Anglo-Norman French (the combination sn- is alien to French).

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

Similar surnames: Cottingham, Frothingham, Whittingham, Eltringham, Brantingham

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Nottingham Family Origin

Where is the Nottingham family from?

Nottingham Family Occupations

What did your Nottingham ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Nottingham occupation in the UK was Farmer. 8% of Nottingham's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Nottingham family was Blacksmith. Farmer, Agricultural Labourer and Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Nottingham.

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  • Farmer

  • Agricultural Labourer

  • Labourer

  • Blacksmith


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

Nottingham Historical Records

What Nottingham family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 30,000 census records available for the last name Nottingham. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Nottingham 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 Nottingham. 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 4,000 military records available for the last name Nottingham. For the veterans among your Nottingham ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Nottingham Life Expectancy

What is the average Nottingham lifespan?

Between 1947 and 2004, in the United States, Nottingham life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Nottingham in 1947 was 39, and 71 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Nottingham

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Nottingham 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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