Whidby Family History

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Whidby Name Meaning

English: variant of English Whitby.

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

Similar surnames: Whitby, Whidbee, Higby, Whitty, Willy, Wilby, Wiley, Hobby, Beilby

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Whidby Family Origin

Where is the Whidby family from?

Whidby Family Occupations

What did your Whidby ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Whidby family was Farm Laborer. Farmer, Laborer and Editor Airline Headlight were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Whidby. The most common Whidby occupation in the USA was Farmer. 50% of Whidby's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Editor Airline Headlight

  • Farm Laborer


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

Whidby Historical Records

What Whidby family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Whidby. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Whidby census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search 1940's US census records for Whidby

Passenger List

There are 113 immigration records available for the last name Whidby. 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 659 military records available for the last name Whidby. For the veterans among your Whidby ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Whidby Life Expectancy

What is the average Whidby lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Whidby life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1970, and highest in 1989. The average life expectancy for Whidby in 1957 was 57, and 67 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Whidby

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Whidby 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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