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Whitaker Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of various places named with Old English hwit ‘white’ or hw?te ‘wheat’ + æcer ‘cultivated land’, as for example Whitaker in Lancashire and Whitacre in Warwickshire (both ‘white field’) or Whiteacre in Kent and Wheatacre in Norfolk (both ‘wheat field’).

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


Similar surnames: Whittle, Whitney, Whitter, Whitner, Whiteaker, Whittaker, Whittier

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Whitaker Family Origin

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Whitaker Family Occupations

What did your Whitaker ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Whitaker family was Farm Laborer. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Whitaker. The most common Whitaker occupation in the USA was Farmer. 40% of Whitaker's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

    40%
  • Laborer

    8%
  • Keeping House

    6%
  • Farm Laborer

    4%

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Whitaker Historical Records

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Census records can give you a fascinating window into the day-to-day lives of your Whitaker ancestors - like hours worked per week, level of education, veteran status, employers, and more.

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Whitaker Life Expectancy

What is the average Whitaker lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, Whitaker life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Whitaker in 1940 was 42, and 72 in 2004.

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