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Whigham Family History

Whigham Name Meaning
Scottish: probably a reduced and altered form of McGuigan.

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

45,653 Historical Documents with Whigham on Ancestry.com
11,164 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
1,525 Military Records
1,286 Immigration Records
8,195 Census and Voter Lists
23,483 Member Trees

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Name Distribution of Whigham Families

  • Number of Whigham families
     26 - 49
     9 - 25
     1 - 8
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Whigham families
     10 - 18
     4 - 9
     1 - 3
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Whigham families
     25 - 47
     9 - 24
     1 - 8
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Whigham Family Origin

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Whigham Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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Average Life Expectancy for Whigham

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Whigham Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Whigham census records

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Whigham Civil War Service Records

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