Whiffen Family History

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Whiffen Name Meaning

English: of uncertain origin. Possibly a habitational name from an unidentified place named with Old English hwit ‘white’ (i.e. ‘phosphorescent’) + fen ‘marsh’.

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


Similar surnames: Whiston, Whitley, White, Hidden, Whitner, Whitman, Whicker, Whilden

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Whiffen Family Origin

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Whiffen Family Occupations

What did your Whiffen ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Whiffen occupation in the USA was Farmer. 29% of Whiffen's were Farmers. Farmer, Blacksmith and Butcher were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Whiffen. A less common occupation for the Whiffen family was Drover.

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  • Farmer

    29%
  • Blacksmith

    7%
  • Butcher

    7%
  • Drover

    7%

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

Whiffen Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Whiffen. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Whiffen 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 Whiffen

Passenger List

There are 642 immigration records available for the last name Whiffen. 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 Whiffen. For the veterans among your Whiffen ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Whiffen Life Expectancy

What is the average Whiffen lifespan?

Between 1960 and 2004, in the United States, Whiffen life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 1991. The average life expectancy for Whiffen in 1960 was 59, and 89 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Whiffen

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Whiffen 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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