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Whitner Name Meaning

Americanized form of German Wittner .

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


Similar surnames: Heitner, Whitmer, Whisner, Whitener, Weiner, Whitaker, Hiner, Whitley

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Where is the Whitner family from?

You can see how Whitner families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Whitner family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Whitner families were found in USA in 1920. In 1840 there were 8 Whitner families living in Missouri. This was about 47% of all the recorded Whitner's in USA. Missouri had the highest population of Whitner families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Whitner surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Whitner ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Whitner. 24% of Whitner men worked as a Laborer and 12% of Whitner women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Whitner were Salesman and Saleslady. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Laborer
    24%
  • Farmer
    17%
  • Farm Laborer
    7%
  • Salesman
    5%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Teacher
    12%
  • Housekeeper
    8%
  • Housewife
    8%
  • Saleslady
    7%
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Census Records

There are 9,000 census records available for the last name Whitner. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Whitner census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 479 immigration records available for the last name Whitner. 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 Cards

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Whitner. For the veterans among your Whitner ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Whitner lifespan?

Between 1956 and 2004, in the United States, Whitner life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 1981. The average life expectancy for Whitner in 1956 was 48, and 59 in 2004.

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