Wilhite Family History

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Wilhite Name Meaning

German: Americanized spelling of Willeit, a variant of Willeitner, a habitational name from a more recent form of the place name Weillitnen in northern Bavaria. Willeit is probably also a topographic name from Middle High German wil ‘small settlement’ + leite ‘slope’.

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


Similar surnames: Wiehe, Wilhide, Willie, Wilkie, White, Willing, Wilke, Willig

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Wilhite Family Origin

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Wilhite Family Occupations

What did your Wilhite ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Farming and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Wilhite. The most common Wilhite occupation in the USA was Farmer. 55% of Wilhite's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Wilhite family was Laborer.

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  • Farmer

    55%
  • Farming

    9%
  • Keeping House

    8%
  • Laborer

    6%

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

Wilhite Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Wilhite Life Expectancy

What is the average Wilhite lifespan?

Between 1946 and 2004, in the United States, Wilhite life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Wilhite in 1946 was 42, and 73 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Wilhite 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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