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Wigmore Name Meaning

English: habitational name for someone from Wigmore in Herefordshire, so named from Old English wicga in the sense ‘something moving’, ‘quaking’ + mor ‘marsh’.

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

Similar surnames: Wilmore, Whitmore, Wetmore, Wedmore, Cudmore, Skidmore, Wire

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Wigmore Family Origin

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Wigmore Family Occupations

What did your Wigmore ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Laborer, Keeping House and Quarryman were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Wigmore. The most common Wigmore occupation in the USA was Laborer. 21% of Wigmore's were Laborers. A less common occupation for the Wigmore family was Bank Watchman.

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  • Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Quarryman

  • Bank Watchman


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

Wigmore Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 23,000 census records available for the last name Wigmore. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Wigmore 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 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Wigmore. 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 Wigmore. For the veterans among your Wigmore ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Wigmore Life Expectancy

What is the average Wigmore lifespan?

Between 1958 and 2004, in the United States, Wigmore life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 1996. The average life expectancy for Wigmore in 1958 was 55, and 72 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Wigmore

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