Whitty Family History

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Whitty Name Meaning

habitational name from an unidentified place named with Old English hwit ‘white’ + eg ‘island’ or (ge)hæg ‘enclosure’. nickname for someone with unusually pale eyes, from Middle English whit ‘white’ + eye ‘eye’.

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

Similar surnames: Chitty, Whitby, White, Whitney, Witty, Witt, Whitton, Witte, Whitley

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Whitty Family Origin

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Whitty Family Occupations

What did your Whitty ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Whitty. The most common Whitty occupation in the USA was Farmer. 20% of Whitty's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Whitty family was Carpenter.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Carpenter


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

Whitty Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Whitty Life Expectancy

What is the average Whitty lifespan?

Between 1948 and 2004, in the United States, Whitty life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Whitty in 1948 was 50, and 85 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Whitty 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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