Widdicombe Family History

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Widdicombe Name Meaning

English: habitational name from places in Devon called Widecombe in the Moor, Widdicombe, or Widdacombe, or from Withycombe in Somerset or Withycombe Raleigh in Devon. Both examples of Withycombe are named from Old English withig ‘willow’ + cumb ‘valley’, and Widecombe probably has the same derivation.

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


Similar surnames: Duncombe, Whitcomb, Liscomb, Seccombe, Luscombe, Linscomb, Welcome

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Widdicombe Family Origin

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Widdicombe Family Occupations

What did your Widdicombe ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Widdicombe occupation in the USA was Keeping House. 18% of Widdicombe's were Keeping Houses. A less common occupation for the Widdicombe family was Farmer. Keeping House, Carpenter and Cooper were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Widdicombe.

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  • Keeping House

    18%
  • Carpenter

    9%
  • Cooper

    9%
  • Farmer

    9%

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Widdicombe Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Widdicombe. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Widdicombe 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 Widdicombe. 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 Widdicombe. For the veterans among your Widdicombe ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Widdicombe Life Expectancy

What is the average Widdicombe lifespan?

Between 1965 and 2004, in the United States, Widdicombe life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1980, and highest in 1968. The average life expectancy for Widdicombe in 1965 was 61, and 69 in 2004.

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