Whitton Family History

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Whitton Name Meaning

Scottish and English: habitational name from any of various minor places so called, for example in Morebattle in the Scottish Borders, in county Durham, Greater London, Suffolk, and elsewhere, all named with Old English hwit ‘white’ (or the Old English personal name Hwita) + tun ‘enclosure’, ‘settlement’.

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

Similar surnames: Whiston, Chilton, Hatton, Winton, Hilton, Shotton, Wilton, Litton

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Whitton Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Whitton name?

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

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


  • France


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Whitton Family Origin

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Whitton Family Occupations

What did your Whitton ancestors do for a living?

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

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Laborer

  • Carpenter


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

Whitton Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 58,000 census records available for the last name Whitton. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Whitton 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 8,000 immigration records available for the last name Whitton. 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 6,000 military records available for the last name Whitton. For the veterans among your Whitton ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Whitton Life Expectancy

What is the average Whitton lifespan?

Between 1947 and 2004, in the United States, Whitton life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1947, and highest in 1995. The average life expectancy for Whitton in 1947 was 35, and 75 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Whitton 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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