Withers Family History

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Withers Name Meaning

English: patronymic from the Old Norse personal name Viðarr, composed of the elements víðr ‘wide’ + ar ‘warrior’.

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

Similar surnames: Wichers, Wiebers, Waters, Weathers, Wichert, Witter, Witcher

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Withers Family Origin

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Withers Family Occupations

What did your Withers ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Withers. A less common occupation for the Withers family was Farm Laborer. The most common Withers occupation in the USA was Farmer. 33% of Withers's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Farm Laborer


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

Withers Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 153,000 census records available for the last name Withers. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Withers 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 12,000 immigration records available for the last name Withers. 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 18,000 military records available for the last name Withers. For the veterans among your Withers ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Withers Life Expectancy

What is the average Withers lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Withers life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1946, and highest in 1995. The average life expectancy for Withers in 1945 was 38, and 74 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Withers

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Withers 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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