Witherspoon Family History

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Witherspoon Name Meaning

Scottish: of uncertain origin, perhaps a habitational name from an unidentified place named with Middle English wether ‘sheep’, ‘ram’ + spong, spang, a dialect term for a narrow strip of land.

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

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Witherspoon Family Origin

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Witherspoon Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    39%
  • Farm Laborer

    11%
  • Keeping House

    5%
  • Laborer

    5%

In 1880, the most common Witherspoon occupation in the USA was Farmer. 39% of Witherspoon's were Farmers. Farmer, Farm Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Witherspoon. A less common occupation for the Witherspoon family was Laborer.

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Witherspoon Historical Records

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Witherspoon Life Expectancy

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