Wellington Family History

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Wellington Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of the three places named Wellington, in Herefordshire, Shropshire, and Somerset. All are most probably named with an unattested Old English personal name Weola + -ing- (implying association with) + tun ‘settlement’.

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

Similar surnames: Wallington, Ellington, Allington, Walkington, Weddington, Billington

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Wellington Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Wellington name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Wellington. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Benin/Togo


  • Cameroon, Congo, & Southern Bantu Peoples


  • Germanic Europe


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Wellington Family Origin

Where is the Wellington family from?

Wellington Family Occupations

What did your Wellington ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Wellington family was Carpenter. Agricultural Labourer, Farmer and Coal Miner were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Wellington. The most common Wellington occupation in the UK was Agricultural Labourer. 5% of Wellington's were Agricultural Labourers.

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  • Agricultural Labourer

  • Farmer

  • Coal Miner

  • Carpenter


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

Wellington Historical Records

What Wellington family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 77,000 census records available for the last name Wellington. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Wellington 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 7,000 immigration records available for the last name Wellington. 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 12,000 military records available for the last name Wellington. For the veterans among your Wellington ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Wellington Life Expectancy

What is the average Wellington lifespan?

Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, Wellington life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Wellington in 1950 was 41, and 79 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Wellington

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Wellington 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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