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Whitman Family History

Whitman Name Meaning
English: from Middle English whit ‘white’ + man ‘man’, either a nickname with the same sense as White, or else an occupational name for a servant of a bearer of the nickname White.

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

901,236 Historical Documents with Whitman on Ancestry.com
143,496 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
23,695 Military Records
10,834 Immigration Records
128,171 Census and Voter Lists
595,040 Member Trees

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Name Distribution of Whitman Families

  • Number of Whitman families
     223 - 444
     75 - 222
     1 - 74
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Whitman families
     94 - 186
     32 - 93
     1 - 31
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Whitman families
     5 - 8
     2 - 4
     1
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

Whitman census records

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Whitman Family Origin

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The information for this chart came from the U.S. Immigration Collection at Ancestry.com. You can find out where the majority of the Whitman families were living before they immigrated to the U.S and learn where to focus your search for foreign records.

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Whitman Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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You can find out when most of the Whitman families immigrated to the United States. You can focus your search to immigration records dating from that era.

Immigration records can tell you an ancestor's name, ship name, port of departure, port of arrival and destination.

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Average Life Expectancy for Whitman

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family.

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Whitman Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Whitman census records

Census records can offer a lot of little known facts about your Whitman ancestors, such as occupation.

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Whitman Civil War Service Records

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You can find out if your ancestors came primarily from the North of the South.

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