England Family History

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England Name Meaning

English: ethnic name (see English 1). Norwegian: habitational name from any of various farmsteads, so named from Old Norse eng ‘meadow’ + land ‘land’. Swedish: ornamental name with the same meaning as 2.

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

Similar surnames: Erland, Ringland, Englander, Ryland, Teigland, Eckland, Hegland

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England Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the England name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name England. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Norway


  • Sweden


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England Family Origin

Where is the England family from?

England Family Occupations

What did your England ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common England occupation in the USA was Farmer. 47% of England's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by England. A less common occupation for the England family was Farming.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Farming


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your England ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

England Historical Records

What England family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 253,000 census records available for the last name England. Like a window into their day-to-day life, England 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 29,000 immigration records available for the last name England. 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 88,000 military records available for the last name England. For the veterans among your England ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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England Life Expectancy

What is the average England lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, England life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for England in 1943 was 25, and 71 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for England

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your England 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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