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Dillingham Name Meaning

English (Bedfordshire): habitational name probably from Dullingham in Cambridgeshire recorded as Dolingeham in 1214 and Dillyngham in 1298 named in Old English as ‘homestead (Old English hām) of the people (-inga-) of Dull(a)’.

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

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

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Where is the Dillingham family from?

You can see how Dillingham families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Dillingham family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Dillingham families were found in USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 11 Dillingham families living in Alberta. This was about 79% of all the recorded Dillingham's in Canada. Alberta had the highest population of Dillingham families in 1911.
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What did your Dillingham ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Dillingham. 22% of Dillingham men worked as a Farmer and 10% of Dillingham women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Dillingham were Truck Driver and Bookkeeper. .

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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

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Salesman
  • Truck Driver

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Teacher
  • Cook
  • Saleslady
  • Bookkeeper
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Passenger Lists

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There are 6,000 military records available for the last name Dillingham. For the veterans among your Dillingham ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Dillingham lifespan?

Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, Dillingham life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1950, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Dillingham in 1950 was 41, and 73 in 2004.

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