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Whitehurst Name Meaning

English (mainly Cheshire): habitational name from a place in West Staffordshire named Whitehurst, probably from Old English hwit ‘white’ + hyrst ‘wooded hill’.

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


Similar surnames: Whitchurch, Hawxhurst, Whitehouse, Bringhurst, Akehurst, Smethurst

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Whitehurst Family Origin

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Whitehurst Family Occupations

What did your Whitehurst ancestors do for a living?

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

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  • Farmer

    36%
  • Farming

    7%
  • Keeping House

    7%
  • Laborer

    7%

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

Whitehurst Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Whitehurst Life Expectancy

What is the average Whitehurst lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Whitehurst life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 1946. The average life expectancy for Whitehurst in 1945 was 33, and 77 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Whitehurst

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Whitehurst 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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