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Webster Family History

Webster Name Meaning
English (chiefly Yorkshire, Lancashire, and the Midlands) and Scottish: occupational name for a weaver, early Middle English webber, agent derivative of Webb.

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

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Name Distribution of Webster Families

  • Number of Webster families
     540 - 1,077
     181 - 539
     1 - 180
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Webster families
     3,257 - 6,511
     1,086 - 3,256
     1 - 1,085
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Webster families
     520 - 1,037
     174 - 519
     1 - 173
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Webster Family Origin

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Webster Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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Average Life Expectancy for Webster

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Webster Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Webster census records

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Webster Civil War Service Records

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