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Origins of the Illingworth surname

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About the Illingworths

We have a total number of 36841 records for people with the last name Illingworth.

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Where do most Illingworths live?

In 1921, most Illingworths lived in Yorkshire.


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Interesting facts about Illingworths

How common is your surname?

You have a rare surname! It's not in the top 1000 UK surnames!

We have 32,900 records for the Illingworth surname. The oldest one dates back to 1300.

Who were Illingworths most likely to marry?

Smiths

&

Walkers

Our Marriage record sets tell us which families married Illingworths.

What are the most common Illingworth first names?

  • John
  • William
  • Mary
  • Sarah

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

Common jobs for Illingworths

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

Common Female occupations for Illingworths in 1921
Worsted Weaver

169

Worsted Spinner

164

Dressmaker

152

Cotton Weaver

87

Woollen Weaver

73

Common Male occupations for Illingworths in 1921
Coal Miner

160

Joiner

134

Worsted Spinner

99

Farmer

97

Stone Mason

96

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