Walsingham Family History

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Walsingham Name Meaning

English: habitational name from Great or Little Walsingham in Norfolk, named in Old English as ‘homestead (Old English tun) of the family or followers of a man called Waels’.

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

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

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Walsingham Family Origin

Where is the Walsingham family from?

Walsingham Family Occupations

What did your Walsingham ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Walsingham occupation in the UK was Bedstead Maker (Brass). 8% of Walsingham's were Bedstead Maker (Brass)s. A less common occupation for the Walsingham family was Carpenter & Joiner. Bedstead Maker (Brass), Bedstead Maker (Iron) and Builder Employing 3 Men were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Walsingham.

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  • Bedstead Maker (Brass)

  • Bedstead Maker (Iron)

  • Builder Employing 3 Men

  • Carpenter & Joiner


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

Walsingham Historical Records

What Walsingham family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Walsingham. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Walsingham 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 268 immigration records available for the last name Walsingham. 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 Card

There are 576 military records available for the last name Walsingham. For the veterans among your Walsingham ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Walsingham Life Expectancy

What is the average Walsingham lifespan?

Between 1960 and 2004, in the United States, Walsingham life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Walsingham in 1960 was 33, and 94 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Walsingham

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Walsingham 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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