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Willoughby Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of the various places called Willoughby, for example in Leicestershire, Lincolnshire, Nottinghamshire, and Warwickshire. They are named from an Old English wilig ‘willow’ + Old Norse býr ‘farm’, ‘settlement’, or perhaps in some cases from wilig + Old English beag ‘ring’.

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


Similar surnames: Wilby, Willey, Slough, Gillingham, Willingham, Dillingham, Fillingham

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Willoughby Family Origin

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Willoughby Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    40%
  • Servant

    7%
  • Laborer

    5%
  • Labourer

    5%

In 1881, Farmer, Servant and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Willoughby. A less common occupation for the Willoughby family was Labourer. The most common Willoughby occupation in Canada was Farmer. 40% of Willoughby's were Farmers.

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Willoughby Historical Records

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Willoughby Life Expectancy

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