Waddington Family History

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Waddington Name Meaning

Northern English: habitational name from any of various places called Waddington. One near Clitheroe in Lancashire and another in Lincolnshire (Wadintune in Domesday Book) were originally named in Old English as the ‘settlement (Old English tun) associated with Wada’.

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

Similar surnames: Addington, Weddington, Wallington, Warmington, Washington, Warrington

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Waddington Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Waddington name?

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

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Norway


  • Germanic Europe


  • Sweden


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Waddington Family Origin

Where is the Waddington family from?

Waddington Family Occupations

What did your Waddington ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Waddington occupation in the USA was Farmer. 39% of Waddington's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Waddington. A less common occupation for the Waddington family was Dry Good Merchant.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Carpenter

  • Dry Good Merchant


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

Waddington Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 108,000 census records available for the last name Waddington. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Waddington 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 9,000 immigration records available for the last name Waddington. 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 5,000 military records available for the last name Waddington. For the veterans among your Waddington ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Waddington Life Expectancy

What is the average Waddington lifespan?

Between 1948 and 2004, in the United States, Waddington life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 1995. The average life expectancy for Waddington in 1948 was 35, and 75 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Waddington 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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