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Wedmore Family History

Wedmore Name Meaning

English: habitational name from Wedmore in Somerset, recorded in the 9th century as Wethmor, possibly meaning ‘marsh (Old English mor) used for hunting (w?the)’.

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


Similar surnames: Wetmore, Wilmore, Cudmore, Wigmore, Elmore, Belmore, Skidmore

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Where is the Wedmore family from?

You can see how Wedmore families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Wedmore family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Wedmore families were found in the UK in 1891. In 1840 there were 2 Wedmore families living in Connecticut. This was about 50% of all the recorded Wedmore's in the USA. Connecticut had the highest population of Wedmore families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Wedmore surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Wedmore ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Wedmore. 39% of Wedmore men worked as a Laborer and 60% of Wedmore women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Wedmore were Machinist and Clerk.

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
    39%
  • Soldier
    16%
  • Plumber
    16%
  • Machinist
    16%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
    60%
  • Clerk
    40%
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Census Records

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

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Passenger Lists

There are 284 immigration records available for the last name Wedmore. 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 Cards

There are 447 military records available for the last name Wedmore. For the veterans among your Wedmore ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Wedmore lifespan?

Between 1958 and 2004, in the United States, Wedmore life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1970, and highest in 1996. The average life expectancy for Wedmore in 1958 was 57, and 77 in 2004.

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