Wigfall Family History

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Wigfall Name Meaning

English (South Yorkshire): habitational name from Wigfield (earlier Wigfall) Farm, Worsbrough, named with the Old English personal name Wicga or Old English wicga ‘beetle’ + (ge)fall ‘forest clearing’.

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

Similar surnames: Wignall, Fall, Wall, Bagnall, Wivell, Bignell, Tindall, Will, Woodall

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Wigfall Family Origin

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Wigfall Family Occupations

What did your Wigfall ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Wigfall occupation in the UK was Bricklayer. 11% of Wigfall's were Bricklayers. Bricklayer, File Cutter and Table Knife Cutler were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Wigfall. A less common occupation for the Wigfall family was Boiler Maker.

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  • Bricklayer

  • File Cutter

  • Table Knife Cutler

  • Boiler Maker


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Wigfall Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 6,000 census records available for the last name Wigfall. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Wigfall 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 290 immigration records available for the last name Wigfall. 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 Wigfall. For the veterans among your Wigfall ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Wigfall Life Expectancy

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Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Wigfall life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 1969. The average life expectancy for Wigfall in 1943 was 41, and 78 in 2004.

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