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Where is the Whittaker family from?
You can see how Whittaker families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Whittaker family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Whittaker families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1840 there were 32 Whittaker families living in New York. This was about 26% of all the recorded Whittaker's in USA. New York had the highest population of Whittaker families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Whittaker surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.
What did your Whittaker ancestors do for a living?
In 1940, Laborer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Whittaker. 17% of Whittaker men worked as a Laborer and 8% of Whittaker women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Whittaker were Truck Driver and Teacher. .