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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


Similar surnames: Whitley, Sidney, Whitty, Whitby, White, Pitney, Whinery, Willey

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Whitney Family Origin

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Whitney Family Occupations

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

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  • Farmer

    32%
  • Keeping House

    7%
  • Laborer

    6%
  • Carpenter

    3%

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Whitney Life Expectancy

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Between 1940 and 2004, Whitney life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1943, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Whitney in 1940 was 54, and 76 in 2004.

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