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Wilhite Family History

Wilhite Name Meaning
German: Americanized spelling of Willeit, a variant of Willeitner, a habitational name from a more recent form of the place name Weillitnen in northern Bavaria. Willeit is probably also a topographic name from Middle High German wil ‘small settlement’ + leite ‘slope’.

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

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689 Immigration Records
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Name Distribution of Wilhite Families

  • Number of Wilhite families
     70 - 137
     24 - 69
     1 - 23
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Wilhite families
     4 - 6
     2 - 3
     1
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Sorry, we couldn't find geographic distribution information for the Wilhite last name
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Wilhite Family Origin

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Wilhite Immigration Information

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Average Life Expectancy for Wilhite

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Wilhite Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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