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Whitley Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of various places named with Old English hwit ‘white’ + leah ‘wood’, ‘clearing’.

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


Similar surnames: Whatley, Whitney, Willey, Wheatley, Shipley, Wortley, Hatley, Smitley

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Whitley Family Origin

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Whitley Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    46%
  • Laborer

    9%
  • Farming

    6%
  • Farm Laborer

    5%

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Whitley family was Farm Laborer. Farmer, Laborer and Farming were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Whitley. The most common Whitley occupation in the USA was Farmer. 46% of Whitley's were Farmers.

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Whitley Historical Records

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Whitley Life Expectancy

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