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Whiddon Family History

Whiddon Name Meaning
English: habitational name from any of the numerous minor places in Devon named Whiddon. Some are named with Old English hwit ‘white’ + dun ‘hill’ or tun ‘settlement’; others with Old English hw?te ‘wheat’ + dun ‘hill’ or denu ‘valley’.

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

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15,934 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
2,995 Military Records
520 Immigration Records
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Name Distribution of Whiddon Families

  • Number of Whiddon families
     26 - 49
     9 - 25
     1 - 8
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Whiddon families
     40 - 77
     14 - 39
     1 - 13
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Sorry, we couldn't find geographic distribution information for the Whiddon last name
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Whiddon Family Origin

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Whiddon Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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Average Life Expectancy for Whiddon

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Whiddon Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Whiddon census records

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Whiddon Civil War Service Records

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