Wilmore Family History

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Wilmore Name Meaning

English: habitational name for someone from Wildmore in Lincolnshire or the Weald Moors in Shropshire, both named with Old English wilde ‘wild’, ‘uncultivated’ + mor ‘moor’, ‘marsh’.

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

Similar surnames: Wigmore, Whitmore, Wetmore, Wedmore, Wilford, Elmore, Skidmore, Wire

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Wilmore Family Origin

Where is the Wilmore family from?

Wilmore Family Occupations

What did your Wilmore ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Wilmore occupation in the UK was Worsted Weaver. 8% of Wilmore's were Worsted Weavers. Worsted Weaver, Dentist and Bricklayers Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Wilmore. A less common occupation for the Wilmore family was General Laborer.

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  • Worsted Weaver

  • Dentist

  • Bricklayers Labourer

  • General Laborer


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

Wilmore Historical Records

What Wilmore family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 14,000 census records available for the last name Wilmore. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Wilmore 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 877 immigration records available for the last name Wilmore. 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 Wilmore. For the veterans among your Wilmore ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Wilmore Life Expectancy

What is the average Wilmore lifespan?

Between 1961 and 2004, in the United States, Wilmore life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 1969. The average life expectancy for Wilmore in 1961 was 27, and 57 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Wilmore

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Wilmore 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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