Whitehorn Family History

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Whitehorn Name Meaning

Scottish: habitational name from Whithorn near Wigtown, named with Old English hwit ‘white’ + ærn ‘house’. The settlement is said to have been established in the 5th century by St. Ninian, and named from the white stone church built by him.

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

Similar surnames: Whiteford, Whitmore, Whitton, Whitford, Whitchurch, Whitelow

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Whitehorn Family Origin

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Whitehorn Family Occupations

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In 1880, a less common occupation for the Whitehorn family was Laborer. The most common Whitehorn occupation in the USA was Farmer. 50% of Whitehorn's were Farmers. Farmer, Carpenter and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Whitehorn.

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  • Farmer

  • Carpenter

  • Keeping House

  • Laborer


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Whitehorn Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Whitehorn Life Expectancy

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Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Whitehorn life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1992. The average life expectancy for Whitehorn in 1942 was 39, and 67 in 2004.

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