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Wellington Family History

Wellington Name Meaning
English: habitational name from any of the three places named Wellington, in Herefordshire, Shropshire, and Somerset. All are most probably named with an unattested Old English personal name Weola + -ing- (implying association with) + tun ‘settlement’.

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

354,203 Historical Documents with Wellington on Ancestry.com
80,188 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
12,396 Military Records
6,250 Immigration Records
71,407 Census and Voter Lists
183,962 Member Trees

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Name Distribution of Wellington Families

  • Number of Wellington families
     68 - 133
     23 - 67
     1 - 22
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Wellington families
     141 - 279
     48 - 140
     1 - 47
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Wellington families
     5 - 8
     2 - 4
     1
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

Wellington census records

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Wellington Family Origin

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Wellington Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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Average Life Expectancy for Wellington

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Wellington Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Wellington census records

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Wellington Civil War Service Records

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