Applewhite Family History

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Applewhite Name Meaning

English: habitational name from a place named Applethwaite, from Old Norse apaldr ‘apple tree’ + þveit ‘meadow’. There are two or three such places in Cumbria; Applethwaite is also recorded as a surname from the 13th century in Suffolk, England, pointing to a possible lost place name there. The form Applewhite, now found predominantly in Lincolnshire, goes back to the 16th century in Suffolk.

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

Similar surnames: Applegarth, Appleberry, Appleby, Appleton, Leite, Apple, Appleyard

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Applewhite Family Origin

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Applewhite Family Occupations

What did your Applewhite ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Applewhite occupation in the USA was Farmer. 48% of Applewhite's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Applewhite family was Farm Laborer. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Applewhite.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Farm Laborer


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Applewhite ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Applewhite Historical Records

What Applewhite family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Applewhite. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Applewhite census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 642 immigration records available for the last name Applewhite. 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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Draft Card

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Applewhite. For the veterans among your Applewhite ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Applewhite Life Expectancy

What is the average Applewhite lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Applewhite life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 1984. The average life expectancy for Applewhite in 1945 was 48, and 73 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Applewhite

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Applewhite ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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