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Withers Name Meaning

English: variant of Wither with post-medieval excrescent -s.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Wichers, Wiebers, Waters, Weathers, Wichert, Witter, Witcher

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Where is the Withers family from?

You can see how Withers families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Withers family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Withers families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1840 there were 25 Withers families living in Virginia. This was about 20% of all the recorded Withers's in USA. Virginia had the highest population of Withers families in 1840.
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What did your Withers ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Withers. 18% of Withers men worked as a Laborer and 10% of Withers women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Withers were Truck Driver and Cook. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Laborer
  • Farmer
  • Salesman
  • Truck Driver

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Maid
  • Teacher
  • Housekeeper
  • Cook
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 12,000 immigration records available for the last name Withers. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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There are 18,000 military records available for the last name Withers. For the veterans among your Withers ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Withers lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Withers life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1946, and highest in 1995. The average life expectancy for Withers in 1945 was 38, and 74 in 2004.

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