Wiltshire Family History

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Wiltshire Name Meaning

English: regional name from the county of Wiltshire in southwest central England, which gets its name from Wilton (once the county’s principal town) + Old English scir ‘district’, ‘administrative division’.

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


Similar surnames: Hampshire, Cheshire, Berkshire, Wilshire, Shire, Witcher, Wilmore

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Wiltshire Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Wiltshire name?

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

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  • England & Wales

    55%

  • Ireland & Scotland

    18%

  • Benin/Togo

    5%

  • Germanic Europe

    4%

  • Cameroon, Congo, & Southern Bantu Peoples

    3%

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Wiltshire Family Origin

Where is the Wiltshire family from?

Wiltshire Family Occupations

What did your Wiltshire ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Wiltshire family was Blacksmith. Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Wiltshire. The most common Wiltshire occupation in the USA was Farmer. 30% of Wiltshire's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

    30%
  • Keeping House

    8%
  • Laborer

    6%
  • Blacksmith

    3%

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

Wiltshire Historical Records

What Wiltshire family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 97,000 census records available for the last name Wiltshire. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Wiltshire 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 Wiltshire. 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 7,000 military records available for the last name Wiltshire. For the veterans among your Wiltshire ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Wiltshire Life Expectancy

What is the average Wiltshire lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Wiltshire life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Wiltshire in 1953 was 57, and 76 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Wiltshire

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Wiltshire 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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