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Billingham Surname Meaning

English: habitational name from Billingham in Stockton on Tees (Durham) or Billingham in Udimore in Sussex both of which probably derive their names from Old English Billingahām ‘homestead (Old English hām) of the people (-ingas) of Billa’.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022


Similar surnames: Dillingham, Gillingham, Willingham, Bellingham, Fillingham, Ellingham

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Where is the Billingham family from?

You can see how Billingham families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Billingham family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Billingham families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1911 there were 15 Billingham families living in Ontario. This was about 54% of all the recorded Billingham's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Billingham families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Billingham surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Billingham ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Billingham. 29% of Billingham men worked as a Laborer and 27% of Billingham women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Billingham were Farmer and Maid. .

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

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Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Laborer
    29%
  • Clerk
    14%
  • Truck Driver
    8%
  • Farmer
    6%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
    27%
  • New Worker
    20%
  • Clerk
    14%
  • Maid
    14%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

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Draft Cards

There are 2,000 military records available for the last name Billingham. For the veterans among your Billingham ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Billingham lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Billingham life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Billingham in 1944 was 28, and 84 in 2004.

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