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Whitelaw Name Meaning

Scottish and northern English: habitational name from any of various places in the Scottish Borders called Whitelaw, from Old English hwit ‘white’ + hlaw ‘hill’.

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


Similar surnames: Whitelow, Whitwell, Whittle, Whitley, White, Bigelow, Whitehall

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Whitelaw Family Origin

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Whitelaw Family Occupations

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

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  • Farmer

    31%
  • Farming

    10%
  • Keeping House

    6%
  • Farm Hand

    3%

In 1880, Farmer, Farming and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Whitelaw. A less common occupation for the Whitelaw family was Farm Hand. The most common Whitelaw occupation in the USA was Farmer. 31% of Whitelaw's were Farmers.

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Whitelaw Historical Records

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Whitelaw Life Expectancy

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