Whitham Family History

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Whitham Name Meaning

English (mainly Yorkshire): variant of Witham.

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

Similar surnames: Whetham, Witham, Whittum, Withem, Winham, Hotham, Wisham, Whitler

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Whitham Family Origin

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Whitham Family Occupations

What did your Whitham ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Whitham family was Painter. The most common Whitham occupation in the USA was Farmer. 45% of Whitham's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Farming were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Whitham.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Farming

  • Painter


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

Whitham Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 46,000 census records available for the last name Whitham. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Whitham 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Whitham. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Whitham. For the veterans among your Whitham ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Whitham Life Expectancy

What is the average Whitham lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Whitham life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1962. The average life expectancy for Whitham in 1944 was 32, and 73 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Whitham

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Whitham 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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