Whitcomb Family History

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Whitcomb Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of various places called Whitcombe or Witcombe. Whitcombe in Dorset and Witcombe in Gloucestershire are named with Old English wid ‘wide’ + cumb ‘valley’; Whitcombe, Isle of Wight, may have the same etymology or alternatively the first element may be Old English hwit ‘white’. Witcombe in Somerset is named with Old English wiðig ‘willow’ + cumb.

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

Similar surnames: Liscomb, Holcomb, Whitton, Whitmore, Whitford, Whiddon, Whitney

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Whitcomb Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Whitcomb name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Whitcomb. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • France


  • Norway


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Whitcomb Family Origin

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Whitcomb Family Occupations

What did your Whitcomb ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Whitcomb occupation in the USA was Farmer. 36% of Whitcomb's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Whitcomb family was Carpenter. Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Whitcomb.

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Laborer

  • Carpenter


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Whitcomb Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 65,000 census records available for the last name Whitcomb. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Whitcomb 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 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Whitcomb. 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 12,000 military records available for the last name Whitcomb. For the veterans among your Whitcomb ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Whitcomb Life Expectancy

What is the average Whitcomb lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Whitcomb life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1943, and highest in 1991. The average life expectancy for Whitcomb in 1943 was 23, and 78 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Whitcomb 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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