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Walmsley Family History

Walmsley Name Meaning
English: habitational name from Walmersley in Greater Manchester, which according to Ekwall is named from Old English wald ‘forest’ + mere ‘lake’ or (ge)m?re ‘boundary’ + leah ‘woodland clearing’. However, it is perhaps more plausibly from the genitive case of an Old English personal name Walhm?r, meaning ‘foreign-famous’, or Waldm?r ‘rule-famous’ + Old English leah.

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

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Name Distribution of Walmsley Families

  • Number of Walmsley families
     20 - 38
     7 - 19
     1 - 6
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Walmsley families
     2,554 - 5,106
     852 - 2,553
     1 - 851
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Walmsley families
     10 - 17
     4 - 9
     1 - 3
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Walmsley Family Origin

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Walmsley Immigration Information

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Average Life Expectancy for Walmsley

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Walmsley Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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