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Willingham Family History

Willingham Name Meaning

English (eastern): habitational name from North South Cherry Willingham Willingham by Stow (Lincolnshire) or Willingham (Cambridgeshire Suffolk). The placenames derive from the Old English personal name Wifel or Willa + the Old English groupname suffix -ingas (genitive -inga-) + hām ‘village homestead’.

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

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

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Where is the Willingham family from?

You can see how Willingham families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Willingham family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Willingham families were found in USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 19 Willingham families living in Ontario. This was about 68% of all the recorded Willingham's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Willingham families in 1911.
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What did your Willingham ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Willingham. 26% of Willingham men worked as a Laborer and 9% of Willingham women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Willingham were Salesman and Housekeeper. .

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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

  • Laborer
  • Farmer
  • Truck Driver
  • Salesman

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Maid
  • Laborer
  • Cook
  • Housekeeper
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Passenger Lists

There are 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Willingham. 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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There are 11,000 military records available for the last name Willingham. For the veterans among your Willingham ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Willingham lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Willingham life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1940, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Willingham in 1940 was 28, and 74 in 2004.

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