Whitten Family History

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Whitten Name Meaning

Scottish, English, and northern Irish: variant of Whitton.

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


Similar surnames: Whetten, Whiten, Whittum, Whitton, Whiton, White, Kitten, Witte

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Whitten Family Origin

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Whitten Family Occupations

What did your Whitten ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Whitten occupation in the USA was Farmer. 40% of Whitten's were Farmers. Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Whitten. A less common occupation for the Whitten family was Farm Laborer.

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  • Farmer

    40%
  • Keeping House

    7%
  • Laborer

    5%
  • Farm Laborer

    4%

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

Whitten Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Whitten. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Whitten 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Whitten. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Whitten. For the veterans among your Whitten ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Whitten Life Expectancy

What is the average Whitten lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Whitten life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1943, and highest in 1985. The average life expectancy for Whitten in 1940 was 52, and 73 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Whitten

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Whitten 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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