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Womble Name Meaning

English: habitational name from Wombwell in South Yorkshire, named with the Old English byname Wamba meaning ‘belly’ (or this word used in a transferred topographical sense) + Old English well(a) ‘spring’, ‘stream’.

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


Similar surnames: Wimble, Gamble, Kemble, Kimble, Combe, Wimbley, Noble, Humble, Dole

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Where is the Womble family from?

You can see how Womble families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Womble family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Womble families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 25 Womble families living in North Carolina. This was about 42% of all the recorded Womble's in the USA. North Carolina had the highest population of Womble families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Womble surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Womble ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Womble. 22% of Womble men worked as a Farmer and 11% of Womble women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Womble were Truck Driver and Housekeeper.

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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

  • Farmer
    22%
  • Laborer
    21%
  • Salesman
    6%
  • Truck Driver
    6%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Teacher
    11%
  • Housewife
    10%
  • Maid
    7%
  • Housekeeper
    6%
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Census Records

There are 14,000 census records available for the last name Womble. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Womble 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 691 immigration records available for the last name Womble. 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 4,000 military records available for the last name Womble. For the veterans among your Womble ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Womble lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Womble life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Womble in 1944 was 28, and 70 in 2004.

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