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Walpole Surname Meaning

English: habitational name from either of two places in Norfolk and Suffolk. The placenames probably derive from Old English walh ‘foreigner Briton serf’ (genitive plural wala) + pōl ‘pool’ though the Norfolk placename may have Old English wall ‘wall’ as the initial element.

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

Similar surnames: Wampole, Harpole, Walton, Walcott, Wall, Waller, Marple, Maple, Walle

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Where is the Walpole family from?

You can see how Walpole families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Walpole family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Walpole families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1911 there were 58 Walpole families living in Ontario. This was about 66% of all the recorded Walpole's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Walpole families in 1911.
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What did your Walpole ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Operator were the top reported jobs for men and women in the Canada named Walpole. 65% of Walpole men worked as a Farmer and 100% of Walpole women worked as an Operator. .

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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.

Top Male Occupations In 1921

  • Farmer
  • Labourer
  • Plumber

Top Female Occupations In 1921

  • Operator
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Census Records

There are 38,000 census records available for the last name Walpole. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Walpole census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Walpole. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 4,000 military records available for the last name Walpole. For the veterans among your Walpole ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Walpole lifespan?

Between 1948 and 2004, in the United States, Walpole life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1948, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Walpole in 1948 was 39, and 77 in 2004.

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