Whitworth Family History

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Whitworth Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of several places named Whitworth, from the Old English byname Hwita meaning ‘white’ (or the adjective hwit ‘white’) + Old English worð ‘enclosure’. The chief places of this name are in County Durham and Lancashire, but the surname is fairly evenly distributed throughout northern England and the Midlands.

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

Similar surnames: Wentworth, Walworth, Whitmore, Whitton, Dilworth, Hepworth, Unsworth

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Whitworth Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Whitworth name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Whitworth. 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


  • Norway


  • Sweden


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Whitworth Family Origin

Where is the Whitworth family from?

Whitworth Family Occupations

What did your Whitworth ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Keeping House and Farming were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Whitworth. The most common Whitworth occupation in the USA was Farmer. 53% of Whitworth's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Whitworth family was Laborer.

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Farming

  • Laborer


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

Whitworth Historical Records

What Whitworth family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 106,000 census records available for the last name Whitworth. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Whitworth 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 9,000 immigration records available for the last name Whitworth. 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 12,000 military records available for the last name Whitworth. For the veterans among your Whitworth ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Whitworth Life Expectancy

What is the average Whitworth lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Whitworth life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Whitworth in 1952 was 24, and 75 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Whitworth 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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