Whitson Family History

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Whitson Name Meaning

Scottish: patronymic from White as a personal name, or translation of any of the many Gaelic names based on fionn ‘fair’ (see Finn 1) or bán ‘white’ (see Bain 1), as for example McLennan and McBain.

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

Similar surnames: Whitton, Wilson, Watson, Kitson, Whiston, Ritson, Hutson, Whitman

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Whitson Family Origin

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Whitson Family Occupations

What did your Whitson ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Whitson occupation in the USA was Farmer. 47% of Whitson's were Farmers. Farmer, Farming and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Whitson. A less common occupation for the Whitson family was Laborer.

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  • Farmer

  • Farming

  • Keeping House

  • Laborer


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Whitson ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Whitson Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 45,000 census records available for the last name Whitson. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Whitson 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 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Whitson. 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 8,000 military records available for the last name Whitson. For the veterans among your Whitson ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Whitson Life Expectancy

What is the average Whitson lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Whitson life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Whitson in 1944 was 33, and 73 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Whitson 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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