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Walpole Family History

Walpole Name Meaning
English: habitational name from either of two places in Norfolk and Suffolk. The first element of the former is Old English w(e)all ‘wall’, while the first element of the latter is wealh ‘foreigner’, ‘Briton’ (see Wallace); they share the second element Old English pol ‘pool’.

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

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48,196 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
3,849 Military Records
4,113 Immigration Records
34,303 Census and Voter Lists
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Name Distribution of Walpole Families

  • Number of Walpole families
     23 - 43
     8 - 22
     1 - 7
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Walpole families
     164 - 325
     55 - 163
     1 - 54
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Walpole families
     9 - 15
     4 - 8
     1 - 3
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Walpole Family Origin

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Walpole Immigration Information

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Average Life Expectancy for Walpole

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Walpole Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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Walpole Civil War Service Records

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