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English Family History

English Name Meaning

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

1,796,734 Historical Documents with English on Ancestry.com
408,138 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
79,725 Military Records
40,616 Immigration Records
322,886 Census and Voter Lists
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Name Distribution of English Families

English census records

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English Family Origin

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English Family Occupations

Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your English ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestors social and economic status.

Military Service by English

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