Whitchurch Family History

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Whitchurch Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of several places named Whitchurch from having a ‘white’ (Old English hwit) church, i.e. probably one built of stone, as for example in Dorset, Hampshire, Shropshire, and Somerset.

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

Similar surnames: Whitehurst, Whitworth, Whitehorn, Whitmore, Whitmarsh, Whitcomb

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Whitchurch Family Origin

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Whitchurch Family Occupations

What did your Whitchurch ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Whitchurch occupation in the USA was Farmer. 59% of Whitchurch's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Whitchurch family was Keeping House. Farmer, Blacksmith and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Whitchurch.

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  • Farmer

  • Blacksmith

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House


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Whitchurch Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 13,000 census records available for the last name Whitchurch. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Whitchurch census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 767 immigration records available for the last name Whitchurch. 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 993 military records available for the last name Whitchurch. For the veterans among your Whitchurch ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Whitchurch Life Expectancy

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Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Whitchurch life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1990, and highest in 1991. The average life expectancy for Whitchurch in 1954 was 50, and 62 in 2004.

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