Wignall Family History

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Wignall Name Meaning

English (Lancashire): habitational name from Wignal, a minor place near Holmes in the parish of Croston, so named from the genitive case of the Old English byname Wicga (see Wigley) + Old English h(e)alh ‘nook’, ‘corner’, ‘recess’.

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


Similar surnames: Wigfall, Bagnall, Bignell, Wall, Woodall, Windle, Darnall, Wivell

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Wignall Family Origin

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Wignall Family Occupations

What did your Wignall ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Wignall occupation in the UK was Cotton Weaver. 4% of Wignall's were Cotton Weavers. A less common occupation for the Wignall family was Joiner. Cotton Weaver, Farmer and Carter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Wignall.

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  • Cotton Weaver

    4%
  • Farmer

    3%
  • Carter

    2%
  • Joiner

    2%

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

Wignall Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Wignall. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Wignall 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Wignall. 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 Wignall. For the veterans among your Wignall ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Wignall Life Expectancy

What is the average Wignall lifespan?

Between 1960 and 2004, in the United States, Wignall life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Wignall in 1960 was 21, and 81 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Wignall

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Wignall 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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