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 1939, General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Wignall. 3% of Wignall men worked as a General Labourer and 48% of Wignall women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Wignall were Cotton Spinner and Incapacitated

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • General Labourer
  • Builders Labourer
  • Bricklayer
  • Cotton Spinner

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Cotton Weaver
  • Unpaid Domestic
  • Incapacitated

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Wignall Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 24,000 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 2,000 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

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