Whitmore Family History

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Whitmore Name Meaning

habitational name from any of various places named Whitmore, for example in Staffordshire, from Old English hwit ‘white’ + mor ‘moor’. Some bearers of the name are descended from John of Whytenmere, Shropshire, who lived in the 13th century. This form is probably a variant of Whittimere, a place on the Staffordshire–Shropshire border, named in Old English most probably as ‘pool associated with someone called Hwita’.

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

Similar surnames: Wetmore, Whitford, Wilmore, Whitton, Whitcomb, Wigmore, Whitworth

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Whitmore Ethnicity Estimate

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These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Whitmore. 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


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


  • Norway


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Whitmore Family Origin

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Whitmore Family Occupations

What did your Whitmore ancestors do for a living?

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

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Carpenter


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Whitmore Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 134,000 census records available for the last name Whitmore. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Whitmore 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 9,000 immigration records available for the last name Whitmore. 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 18,000 military records available for the last name Whitmore. For the veterans among your Whitmore ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Whitmore Life Expectancy

What is the average Whitmore lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Whitmore life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1941, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Whitmore in 1941 was 27, and 73 in 2004.

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