Whitmarsh Family History

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Whitmarsh Name Meaning

English: habitational name from Whitemarsh, a place in the parish of Sedgehill, Wiltshire, named from Old English hwit ‘white’ (i.e. ‘phosphorescent’) + mersc ‘marsh’. Compare Whitmore.

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

Similar surnames: Whitmore, Whitworth, Whitchurch, Whitehurst, Whitford, Whitaker

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Whitmarsh Family Origin

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Whitmarsh Family Occupations

What did your Whitmarsh ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Whitmarsh. A less common occupation for the Whitmarsh family was Carpenter. The most common Whitmarsh occupation in the USA was Farmer. 29% of Whitmarsh's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Carpenter


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Whitmarsh Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Whitmarsh. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Whitmarsh 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Whitmarsh. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Whitmarsh. For the veterans among your Whitmarsh ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Whitmarsh Life Expectancy

What is the average Whitmarsh lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Whitmarsh life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1943, and highest in 1992. The average life expectancy for Whitmarsh in 1943 was 38, and 76 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Whitmarsh 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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