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Wiscombe Surname Meaning

English (Dorset): habitational name from Wiscombe Park in Southleigh (Devon). The placename derives from Old English wisce ‘marshy meadow’ + cumb ‘valley’.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022


Similar surnames: Luscombe, Liscomb, Seccombe, Combe, Widdicombe, Score, Biscoe

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Where is the Wiscombe family from?

You can see how Wiscombe families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Wiscombe family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1871 and 1920. The most Wiscombe families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1891 there were 55 Wiscombe families living in Dorset. This was about 26% of all the recorded Wiscombe's in United Kingdom. Dorset had the highest population of Wiscombe families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Wiscombe surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Wiscombe ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Dairy Farmer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Wiscombe. 100% of Wiscombe men worked as a Dairy Farmer and 91% of Wiscombe 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.

Top Male Occupations In 1939

  • Dairy Farmer
    100%

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    91%
  • Civil Servant
    5%
  • Housewife
    5%
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Wiscombe. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Wiscombe 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 243 immigration records available for the last name Wiscombe. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Australia, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 287 military records available for the last name Wiscombe. For the veterans among your Wiscombe ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Wiscombe lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Wiscombe life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1969, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Wiscombe in 1963 was 79, and 91 in 2004.

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