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

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Whiffen Family Origin

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Whiffen Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    29%
  • Blacksmith

    7%
  • Butcher

    7%
  • Drover

    7%

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Whiffen family was Drover. 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.

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Whiffen Historical Records

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Whiffen Life Expectancy

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