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Whitehead Name Meaning

English and Scottish: nickname for someone with fair or prematurely white hair, from Middle English whit ‘white’ + heved ‘head’. Irish (Connacht): erroneous translation of Ó Ceanndubháin ‘descendant of the little black-headed one’ (see Canavan), as if from Gaelic ceann ‘head’ + bán ‘white’. Translated form of German Weisshaupt (see Weishaupt) or Weisskopf (see Weiskopf).

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


Similar surnames: Whitebread, Whitman, Whitefield, Whitehall, Whitelaw, Whiteman

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Whitehead Family Origin

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Whitehead Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    39%
  • Laborer

    7%
  • Farm Laborer

    6%
  • Keeping House

    6%

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Whitehead family was Keeping House. Farmer, Laborer and Farm Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Whitehead. The most common Whitehead occupation in the USA was Farmer. 39% of Whitehead's were Farmers.

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Whitehead Life Expectancy

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