Wigmore Family History

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Wigmore Name Meaning

English: habitational name for someone from Wigmore in Herefordshire, so named from Old English wicga in the sense ‘something moving’, ‘quaking’ + mor ‘marsh’.

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

Similar surnames: Wilmore, Whitmore, Wetmore, Wedmore, Cudmore, Skidmore, Wire

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Wigmore Family Origin

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Wigmore Family Occupations

What did your Wigmore ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Nurse were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Wigmore. 30% of Wigmore men worked as a Farmer and 24% of Wigmore women worked as a Nurse. Some less common occupations for Americans named Wigmore were Laborer and Book Keeper

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Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Farmer
  • Clerk
  • Income
  • Laborer

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Nurse
  • Stenographer
  • Housekeeper
  • Book Keeper

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

Wigmore Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 23,000 census records available for the last name Wigmore. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Wigmore 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 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Wigmore. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Wigmore. For the veterans among your Wigmore ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Wigmore Life Expectancy

What is the average Wigmore lifespan?

Between 1958 and 2004, in the United States, Wigmore life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 1996. The average life expectancy for Wigmore in 1958 was 55, and 72 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Wigmore

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Wigmore 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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