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Wetmore Family History

Wetmore Name Meaning
English: habitational name from any of various minor places called Wetmore, for example in Staffordshire, Shropshire, and Hereford and Worcester, Wet Moor in Somerset, or Wetmoor Hall Farm in Staffordshire, mostly named with Old English wet ‘wet’, ‘damp’ + mor ‘moor’, ‘mashland’, although the first element of Wetmore in Staffordshire is Old English wiht ‘river bend’. adm, UK 16; RW, GFB.

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

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Name Distribution of Wetmore Families

  • Number of Wetmore families
     75 - 148
     26 - 74
     1 - 25
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Wetmore families
     15 - 28
     6 - 14
     1 - 5
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Sorry, we couldn't find geographic distribution information for the Wetmore last name
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Wetmore Family Origin

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Wetmore Immigration Information

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Average Life Expectancy for Wetmore

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Wetmore Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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