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Whittington Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of a large number of places called Whittington, for example in Gloucestershire, Worcestershire, Warwickshire, Shropshire, Staffordshire, Derbyshire, Lancashire, and Northumberland. The place name could mean ‘Hwita’s settlement’ (Old English Hwitantun), ‘settlement associated with Hwita’ (Old English Hwitingtun), or ‘(at the) white settlement’ (Old English (æt ð?m) hwitan tune).

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


Similar surnames: Withington, Worthington, Huntington, Wallington, Harrington

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Whittington Family Origin

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Whittington Family Occupations

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In 1880, Farmer, Farming and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Whittington. A less common occupation for the Whittington family was Farm Laborer. The most common Whittington occupation in the USA was Farmer. 46% of Whittington's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

    46%
  • Farming

    9%
  • Laborer

    8%
  • Farm Laborer

    5%

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Whittington Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Whittington Life Expectancy

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Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Whittington life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Whittington in 1941 was 56, and 71 in 2004.

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