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Billingham Name Meaning

English: habitational name from a place called Billingham. There is one such place in Stockton on Tees (formerly in County Durham), which probably derives its name from Old English Billingaham ‘homestead (Old English ham) of the people of Bill(a)’. However, in the British Isles the surname is found chiefly in the Midlands (Staffordshire), and the distribution, together with evidence from other names, suggests that it may be derived from a lost place in Staffordshire or nearby.

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


Similar surnames: Dillingham, Gillingham, Willingham, Bellingham, Fillingham, Ellingham

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Billingham Family Origin

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Billingham Family Occupations

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In 1880, the most common Billingham occupation in the USA was Chain Maker. 23% of Billingham's were Chain Makers. Chain Maker, Farmer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Billingham. A less common occupation for the Billingham family was Shoe Maker.

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  • Chain Maker

    23%
  • Farmer

    20%
  • Keeping House

    7%
  • Shoe Maker

    7%

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Billingham Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Billingham. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Billingham census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 642 immigration records available for the last name Billingham. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Billingham. For the veterans among your Billingham ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Billingham Life Expectancy

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Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Billingham life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Billingham in 1944 was 28, and 84 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Billingham

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Billingham ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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