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Washburn Family History

Washburn Name Meaning
Northern English: topographic name for someone living on the banks of the Washburn river in West Yorkshire, so named from the Old English personal name Walc + Old English burna ‘stream’. The river name is first recorded as Walke(s)burna in the early 12th century.

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

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157,894 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
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Name Distribution of Washburn Families

  • Number of Washburn families
     329 - 655
     110 - 328
     1 - 109
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Washburn families
     12 - 21
     5 - 11
     1 - 4
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Sorry, we couldn't find geographic distribution information for the Washburn last name
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Washburn Family Origin

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Washburn Immigration Information

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Average Life Expectancy for Washburn

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Washburn Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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