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Willoughby Family History

Willoughby Name Meaning
English: habitational name from any of the various places called Willoughby, for example in Leicestershire, Lincolnshire, Nottinghamshire, and Warwickshire. They are named from an Old English wilig ‘willow’ + Old Norse býr ‘farm’, ‘settlement’, or perhaps in some cases from wilig + Old English beag ‘ring’.

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

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158,525 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
18,396 Military Records
8,961 Immigration Records
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Name Distribution of Willoughby Families

  • Number of Willoughby families
     91 - 179
     31 - 90
     1 - 30
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Willoughby families
     274 - 545
     92 - 273
     1 - 91
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Willoughby families
     13 - 23
     5 - 12
     1 - 4
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Willoughby Family Origin

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Willoughby Immigration Information

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Average Life Expectancy for Willoughby

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Willoughby Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Willoughby census records

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Willoughby Civil War Service Records

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