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Whitfield Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of various places named Whitfield, for example in Derbyshire, Kent, Northamptonshire, and Northumberland, named with Old English hwit ‘white’ + feld ‘open country’, because of their chalky or soil.

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


Similar surnames: Whitefield, Winfield, Hatfield, Westfield, Fairfield, Chatfield

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Whitfield Family Origin

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Whitfield Family Occupations

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

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  • Farmer

    36%
  • Laborer

    13%
  • Farm Laborer

    7%
  • Keeping House

    5%

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

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Whitfield Historical Records

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Whitfield Life Expectancy

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