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Whiteford Name Meaning

Scottish: habitational name from Whiteford near Paisley, outside Glasgow, named with hwit ‘white’ + ford ‘ford’, or from some other place similarly named.

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


Similar surnames: Whitford, Whitehorn, Whitmore, Winford, Thetford, Watford, Whitelow

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Whiteford Family Origin

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Whiteford Family Occupations

What did your Whiteford ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Whiteford. A less common occupation for the Whiteford family was Engineer. The most common Whiteford occupation in the USA was Farmer. 41% of Whiteford's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

    41%
  • Keeping House

    8%
  • Laborer

    5%
  • Engineer

    3%

Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Whiteford ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Whiteford Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Whiteford. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Whiteford 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Whiteford. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Whiteford. For the veterans among your Whiteford ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Whiteford Life Expectancy

What is the average Whiteford lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Whiteford life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Whiteford in 1953 was 45, and 84 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Whiteford

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Whiteford 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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