Widdicombe Family History

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Widdicombe Name Meaning

English: habitational name from places in Devon called Widecombe in the Moor, Widdicombe, or Widdacombe, or from Withycombe in Somerset or Withycombe Raleigh in Devon. Both examples of Withycombe are named from Old English withig ‘willow’ + cumb ‘valley’, and Widecombe probably has the same derivation.

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


Similar surnames: Duncombe, Whitcomb, Liscomb, Seccombe, Luscombe, Linscomb, Welcome

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Widdicombe Family Origin

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Widdicombe Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    10%
  • Labourer

    7%
  • Cooper

    3%
  • Laundress

    3%

In 1881, the most common Widdicombe occupation in the UK was Farmer. 10% of Widdicombe's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Widdicombe family was Laundress. Farmer, Labourer and Cooper were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Widdicombe.

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Widdicombe Historical Records

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Widdicombe Life Expectancy

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