Sedgwick Family History

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Sedgwick Name Meaning

English: habitational name from Sedgwick in Cumbria, so named from the Middle English personal name Sigg(e) (from Old Norse Siggi or Old English Sicg, short forms of the various compound names with the first element ‘victory’) + Old English wic ‘outlying settlement’, ‘dairy farm’; or from Sedgewick in Sussex, named with Old English secg ‘sedge’ + wic.

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

Similar surnames: Beswick, Reddick, Ludwick, Fenwick, Elswick, Stanwick, Renwick

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Sedgwick Family Origin

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Sedgwick Family Occupations

What did your Sedgwick ancestors do for a living?

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

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  • Farmer

  • Labourer

  • Annuitant

  • Coal Miner


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

Sedgwick Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 63,000 census records available for the last name Sedgwick. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Sedgwick 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 6,000 immigration records available for the last name Sedgwick. 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 8,000 military records available for the last name Sedgwick. For the veterans among your Sedgwick ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Sedgwick Life Expectancy

What is the average Sedgwick lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Sedgwick life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1943, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Sedgwick in 1943 was 29, and 75 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Sedgwick

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Sedgwick 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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