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Whisner Name Meaning

Perhaps an altered form of German Wiesner .

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

Similar surnames: Whitner, Weesner, Hiner, Whisler, Waisner, Wissner, Weisner, Wisler

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Where is the Whisner family from?

You can see how Whisner families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Whisner family name was found in the USA, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Whisner families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 2 Whisner families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 50% of all the recorded Whisner's in USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Whisner families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Whisner surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Whisner ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Whisner. 28% of Whisner men worked as a Laborer and 23% of Whisner women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Whisner were Painter and Teacher. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Laborer
  • Farmer
  • Farming
  • Painter

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
  • Clerk
  • Housekeeper
  • Teacher
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Census Records

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

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Passenger Lists

There are 218 immigration records available for the last name Whisner. 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 Cards

There are 954 military records available for the last name Whisner. For the veterans among your Whisner ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Whisner lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Whisner life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1970, and highest in 1991. The average life expectancy for Whisner in 1953 was 47, and 66 in 2004.

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