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Whitby Family History

Whitby Name Meaning
English: habitational name from the port in North Yorkshire named Whitby, from Old Norse hvítr ‘white’ or the personal name Hvíti + býr ‘farmstead’, ‘settlement’, or from a place of the same name in Cheshire, originally named with Old English hwit ‘white’ (i.e. stone-built) + burh ‘manor house’, ‘fortified place’.

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

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68,369 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
4,689 Military Records
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Name Distribution of Whitby Families

  • Number of Whitby families
     21 - 39
     8 - 20
     1 - 7
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Whitby families
     112 - 221
     38 - 111
     1 - 37
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Whitby families
     5 - 8
     2 - 4
     1
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Whitby Family Origin

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Whitby Immigration Information

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Average Life Expectancy for Whitby

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Whitby Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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Whitby Civil War Service Records

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