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Origins of the Illingsworth surname

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About the Illingsworths

We have a total number of 1648 records for people with the last name Illingsworth.

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Where do most Illingsworths live?

In 1921, most Illingsworths lived in Yorkshire.

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Interesting facts about Illingsworths

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We have 1,360 records for the Illingsworth surname. The oldest one dates back to 1890.

Who were Illingsworths most likely to marry?

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What are the most common Illingsworth first names?

  • John
  • William
  • Mary
  • Elizabeth

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Common jobs for Illingsworths

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

Common Female occupations for Illingsworths in 1921




Living On Own Means


Ring Spinner Cotton


At Home


Common Male occupations for Illingsworths in 1921
Coal Miner


Coal Miner Hewer






Farm Labourer


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