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Washburn Name Meaning

Northern English: topographic name for someone living on the banks of the Washburn river in West Yorkshire, so named from the Old English personal name Walc + Old English burna ‘stream’. The river name is first recorded as Walke(s)burna in the early 12th century.

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


Similar surnames: Ashburn, Eastburn, Fishburn, Fairburn, Winburn, Washer, Westbury

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Washburn Family Origin

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Washburn Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    30%
  • Labourer

    9%
  • Farmer'S Son

    6%
  • Ship Carpenter

    6%

In 1881, the most common Washburn occupation in Canada was Farmer. 30% of Washburn's were Farmers. Farmer, Labourer and Farmer'S Son were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Washburn. A less common occupation for the Washburn family was Ship Carpenter.

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Washburn Life Expectancy

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