Willingham Family History

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Willingham Name Meaning

English: habitational name from a place named Willingham, notably one in Cambridgeshire and one in Suffolk. The first is recorded in Domesday Book as Wivelingham ‘homestead (Old English ham) of the people of a man called Wifel’.

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


Similar surnames: Billingham, Fillingham, Dillingham, Gillingham, Allingham, Ellingham

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Willingham Family Origin

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Willingham Family Occupations

What did your Willingham 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 Willingham. 20% of Willingham men worked as a General Labourer and 75% of Willingham women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Willingham were Cowman and Unpaid Domestic Du

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • General Labourer
    20%
  • Farm Labourer
    9%
  • Railway Clerk
    7%
  • Cowman
    7%

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    75%
  • Domestic Duties
    5%
  • Housewife
    3%
  • Unpaid Domestic Du
    2%

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

Willingham Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 46,000 census records available for the last name Willingham. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Willingham 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 Willingham. 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 11,000 military records available for the last name Willingham. For the veterans among your Willingham ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Willingham Life Expectancy

What is the average Willingham lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Willingham life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1940, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Willingham in 1940 was 28, and 74 in 2004.

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