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Origins of the English surname

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About the Englishs

We have a total number of 80538 records for people with the last name English.

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Where do most Englishs live?

In 1921, most Englishs lived in London.

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Interesting facts about Englishs

How common is your surname?

728th most common surname in the UK

We have 57,800 records for the English surname. The oldest one dates back to 1100.

Who were Englishs most likely to marry?




Our Marriage record sets tell us which families married Englishs.

What are the most common English first names?

  • John
  • William
  • Mary
  • Elizabeth

Our birth record sets tell us the names of English family members

Common jobs for Englishs

Men and women often performed different types of jobs, so these are displayed by gender to maintain their historical accuracy.

Common Female occupations for Englishs in 1921




General Servant Domestic


Domestic Servant




Common Male occupations for Englishs in 1921
Coal Miner


Agricultural Labourer


General Labourer




Farm Labourer


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