Whittingham Family History

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Whittingham Name Meaning

English and Scottish: habitational name from places in Lancashire, Northumberland, and East Lothian, originally named in Old English as Hwitingaham ‘homestead (Old English ham) of the people of Hwita’, a byname meaning ‘white’.

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

Similar surnames: Cottingham, Whittington, Brittingham, Nottingham, Willingham

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Whittingham Family Origin

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Whittingham Family Occupations

What did your Whittingham ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Whittingham family was Laborer. The most common Whittingham occupation in the USA was Pattern Maker. 14% of Whittingham's were Pattern Makers. Pattern Maker, Farmer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Whittingham.

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  • Pattern Maker

  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Laborer


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

Whittingham Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 44,000 census records available for the last name Whittingham. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Whittingham 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 6,000 immigration records available for the last name Whittingham. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Whittingham. For the veterans among your Whittingham ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Whittingham Life Expectancy

What is the average Whittingham lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Whittingham life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1976, and highest in 1993. The average life expectancy for Whittingham in 1962 was 79, and 64 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Whittingham

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Whittingham 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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