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Wiltshire Name Meaning

English: regional name from the county of Wiltshire in southwest central England, which gets its name from Wilton (once the county’s principal town) + Old English scir ‘district’, ‘administrative division’.

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


Similar surnames: Hampshire, Cheshire, Berkshire, Wilshire, Shire, Witcher, Wilmore

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Wiltshire Family Origin

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Wiltshire Family Occupations

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  • Agricultural Labourer

    6%
  • Labourer

    4%
  • Farmer

    2%
  • Coal Miner

    2%

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Wiltshire family was Coal Miner. Agricultural Labourer, Labourer and Farmer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Wiltshire. The most common Wiltshire occupation in the UK was Agricultural Labourer. 6% of Wiltshire's were Agricultural Labourers.

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Wiltshire Historical Records

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Wiltshire Life Expectancy

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