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Wharton Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of various places called Wharton. Examples in Cheshire and Herefordshire are from an Old English river name Wæfer (derived from wæfre ‘wandering’, ‘winding’) + Old English tun ‘settlement’; another in Lincolnshire has as its first element Old English wearde ‘beacon’ or waroð ‘shore’, ‘bank’; one in the former county of Westmorland (now part of Cumbria) is from Old English hwearf ‘wharf’, ‘embankment’ + tun.

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


Similar surnames: Harton, Whiston, Worton, Hatton, Whitton, Halton, Harston, Horton

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Wharton Family Origin

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Wharton Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    35%
  • Keeping House

    8%
  • Laborer

    6%
  • Farming

    3%

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Wharton family was Farming. Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Wharton. The most common Wharton occupation in the USA was Farmer. 35% of Wharton's were Farmers.

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Wharton Life Expectancy

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