Whitford Family History

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Whitford Name Meaning

English: habitational name from a place named with Old English hwit ‘white’ + ford ‘ford’, probably the one in Devon, although there are other places similarly named.

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

Similar surnames: Whiteford, Whitmore, Winford, Wilford, Thetford, Watford, Clifford

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Whitford Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Whitford name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Whitford. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • France


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


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Whitford Family Origin

Where is the Whitford family from?

Whitford Family Occupations

What did your Whitford ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Whitford family was Physician. The most common Whitford occupation in the USA was Farmer. 44% of Whitford's were Farmers. Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Whitford.

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Laborer

  • Physician


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

Whitford Historical Records

What Whitford family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 59,000 census records available for the last name Whitford. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Whitford 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 5,000 immigration records available for the last name Whitford. 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 7,000 military records available for the last name Whitford. For the veterans among your Whitford ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Whitford Life Expectancy

What is the average Whitford lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Whitford life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Whitford in 1943 was 41, and 76 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Whitford 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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