Whitter Family History

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Whitter Name Meaning

English (chiefly Lancashire): occupational name for a whitewasher, from an agent derivative of Old English hwitian ‘to whiten’.

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

Similar surnames: Whittier, Shutter, Flitter, Witter, Winter, Whittle, Hiter, Hatter

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Whitter Family Origin

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Whitter Family Occupations

What did your Whitter ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Whitter family was Blacksmith. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Whitter. The most common Whitter occupation in the USA was Farmer. 27% of Whitter's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Blacksmith


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

Whitter Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 13,000 census records available for the last name Whitter. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Whitter 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Whitter. 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 Whitter. For the veterans among your Whitter ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Whitter Life Expectancy

What is the average Whitter lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Whitter life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Whitter in 1957 was 42, and 71 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Whitter

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Whitter 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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