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England Family History

England Name Meaning
English: ethnic name (see English 1).Norwegian: habitational name from any of various farmsteads, so named from Old Norse eng ‘meadow’ + land ‘land’.Swedish: ornamental name with the same meaning as 2.

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

6,324,991 Historical Documents with England on Ancestry.com
332,271 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
86,742 Military Records
27,223 Immigration Records
224,377 Census and Voter Lists
5,654,378 Member Trees

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Name Distribution of England Families

  • Number of England families
     138 - 274
     47 - 137
     1 - 46
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of England families
     835 - 1,667
     279 - 834
     1 - 278
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of England families
     45 - 87
     16 - 44
     1 - 15
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

England census records

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England Family Origin

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Immigration records can tell you an ancestor's name, ship name, port of departure, port of arrival, and destination.

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England Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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You can find out when most of the England families immigrated to the United States. You can focus your search to immigration records dating from that era.

Immigration records can tell you an ancestor's name, ship name, port of departure, port of arrival and destination.

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Average Life Expectancy for England

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family.

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England Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

England census records

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England Civil War Service Records

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You can find out if your ancestors came primarily from the North of the South.

Military records can tell you an ancestor's birthplace, occupation, and even physical description.

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