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Whitwell Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of various places called Whitwell, for example in Dorset, Hertfordshire, Norfolk, and North Yorkshire, named from Old English hwit ‘white’ + well(a) ‘spring’, ‘stream’.

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

Similar surnames: Hipwell, Wiswell, Shadwell, Whitelaw, Whittle, Whitbeck, Haswell

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Whitwell Family Origin

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Whitwell Family Occupations

What did your Whitwell ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Whitwell family was Works On Farm. Farmer, Farming and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Whitwell. The most common Whitwell occupation in the USA was Farmer. 34% of Whitwell's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Farming

  • Keeping House

  • Works On Farm


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

Whitwell Historical Records

What Whitwell family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 21,000 census records available for the last name Whitwell. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Whitwellcensus 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Whitwell. 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 Whitwell. For the veterans among your Whitwell ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Whitwell Life Expectancy

What is the average Whitwell lifespan?

Between 1959 and 2004, in the United States, Whitwell life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Whitwell in 1959 was 56, and 69 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Whitwell

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Whitwell 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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