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Whitney Name Meaning

English: habitational name from a place in Herefordshire, the etymology of which is uncertain. The second element is Old English eg ‘island’, ‘piece of higher ground in a low-lying area’; the first appears to be hwitan, which is either the genitive singular of an Old English byname Hwita (meaning ‘white’), or the weak dative case (originally used after a preposition and article) of the adjective hwit ‘white’.

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

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Whitney Family Origin

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Whitney Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    32%
  • Keeping House

    7%
  • Laborer

    6%
  • Carpenter

    3%

In 1880, Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Whitney. The most common Whitney occupation in the USA was Farmer. 32% of Whitney's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Whitney family was Carpenter.

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