Wrigley Family History

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Wrigley Name Meaning

English (Lancashire): habitational name from Wrigley Head near Salford, the second element of which is presumably Old English leah ‘wood’, ‘clearing’; the first may be a personal name or topographical term from Old English wrigian ‘to strive’, ‘to bend or turn’.

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

Similar surnames: Wigley, Willey, Ridley, Grimley, Riley, Ripley, Risley, Whitley

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Wrigley Family Origin

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Wrigley Family Occupations

What did your Wrigley ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Wrigley occupation in the UK was Housekeeper. 3% of Wrigley's were Housekeepers. Housekeeper, Cotton Weaver and Coal Miner were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Wrigley. A less common occupation for the Wrigley family was Woollen Weaver.

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  • Housekeeper

  • Cotton Weaver

  • Coal Miner

  • Woollen Weaver


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

Wrigley Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 71,000 census records available for the last name Wrigley. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Wrigley 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 7,000 immigration records available for the last name Wrigley. 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 6,000 military records available for the last name Wrigley. For the veterans among your Wrigley ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Wrigley Life Expectancy

What is the average Wrigley lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Wrigley life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Wrigley in 1955 was 48, and 84 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Wrigley

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Wrigley 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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