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Wrottesley Name Meaning

from Wrottesley in Tettenhall (Staffs) which is recorded as Wrotteslega about 116 The place-name probably derives from an Old English personal name *Wrott (genitive *Wrottes) + Old English lēah ‘wood woodland clearing’.

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

Similar surnames: Worsley, Wortley, Pittsley, Roesler, Wesley, Betterley, Hattersley

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Where is the Wrottesley family from?

You can see how Wrottesley families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Wrottesley family name was found in the UK in 1891. In 1891 there were 5 Wrottesley families living in Staffordshire. This was about 45% of all the recorded Wrottesley's in United Kingdom. Staffordshire had the highest population of Wrottesley families in 1891.
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What did your Wrottesley ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Private Means and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Wrottesley. 100% of Wrottesley men worked as a Private Means and 100% of Wrottesley women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. .

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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.

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Top Male Occupations In 1939

  • Private Means

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
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Census Records

There are 534 census records available for the last name Wrottesley. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Wrottesley 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 34 immigration records available for the last name Wrottesley. 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 138 military records available for the last name Wrottesley. For the veterans among your Wrottesley ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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