Wigglesworth Family History

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Wigglesworth Name Meaning

English (West Yorkshire): habitational name from a place in Ribblesdale, North Yorkshire, recorded in Domesday Book as Winchelesuuorde, from the genitive case of the Old English byname Wincel meaning ‘child’ + Old English worð ‘enclosure’.

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

Similar surnames: Molesworth, Middlesworth, Charlesworth, Aylesworth, Holdsworth

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Wigglesworth Family Origin

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Wigglesworth Family Occupations

What did your Wigglesworth ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Wigglesworth occupation in the USA was Farmer. 50% of Wigglesworth's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Wigglesworth family was Dress Maker. Farmer, Keeping House and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Wigglesworth.

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Carpenter

  • Dress Maker


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Wigglesworth Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 34,000 census records available for the last name Wigglesworth. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Wigglesworth 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Wigglesworth. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Wigglesworth. For the veterans among your Wigglesworth ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Wigglesworth Life Expectancy

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Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Wigglesworth life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 1980. The average life expectancy for Wigglesworth in 1955 was 41, and 79 in 2004.

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