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Witherspoon Family History

Witherspoon Name Meaning
Scottish: of uncertain origin, perhaps a habitational name from an unidentified place named with Middle English wether ‘sheep’, ‘ram’ + spong, spang, a dialect term for a narrow strip of land.

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

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55,066 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
7,953 Military Records
2,164 Immigration Records
40,750 Census and Voter Lists
221,430 Member Trees

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Name Distribution of Witherspoon Families

  • Number of Witherspoon families
     103 - 204
     35 - 102
     1 - 34
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Witherspoon families
     28 - 54
     10 - 27
     1 - 9
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Witherspoon families
     17 - 31
     6 - 16
     1 - 5
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Witherspoon Family Origin

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Witherspoon Immigration Information

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Average Life Expectancy for Witherspoon

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Witherspoon Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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Witherspoon Civil War Service Records

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