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Whitfield Family History

Whitfield Name Meaning
English: habitational name from any of various places named Whitfield, for example in Derbyshire, Kent, Northamptonshire, and Northumberland, named with Old English hwit ‘white’ + feld ‘open country’, because of their chalky or soil.

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

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288,527 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
25,432 Military Records
23,573 Immigration Records
185,834 Census and Voter Lists
684,698 Member Trees

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Name Distribution of Whitfield Families

  • Number of Whitfield families
     213 - 424
     72 - 212
     1 - 71
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Whitfield families
     587 - 1,172
     196 - 586
     1 - 195
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Whitfield families
     12 - 22
     5 - 11
     1 - 4
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

Whitfield census records

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Whitfield Family Origin

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Whitfield Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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Average Life Expectancy for Whitfield

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Whitfield Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Whitfield census records

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Whitfield Civil War Service Records

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