Whittle Family History

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Whittle Name Meaning

habitational name from any of various places named Whittle, especially one in Lancashire, named from Old English hwit ‘white’ + hyll ‘hill’. variant of Whitwell.

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


Similar surnames: Whitton, Whitley, Wintle, Whitmore, Whitty, Little, Whitter, Whittley

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Whittle Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Whittle name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Whittle. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales

    56%

  • Ireland & Scotland

    22%

  • Germanic Europe

    5%

  • Norway

    3%

  • Eastern Europe & Russia

    2%

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Whittle Family Origin

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Whittle Family Occupations

What did your Whittle ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Whittle family was Farm Laborer. The most common Whittle occupation in the USA was Farmer. 42% of Whittle's were Farmers. Farmer, Farming and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Whittle.

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  • Farmer

    42%
  • Farming

    5%
  • Keeping House

    5%
  • Farm Laborer

    4%

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

Whittle Historical Records

What Whittle family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 130,000 census records available for the last name Whittle. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Whittle 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 20,000 immigration records available for the last name Whittle. 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 15,000 military records available for the last name Whittle. For the veterans among your Whittle ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Whittle Life Expectancy

What is the average Whittle lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Whittle life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1950, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Whittle in 1941 was 42, and 81 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Whittle

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Whittle 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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