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


Similar surnames: Winterton, Winterstein, Wotherspoon, Witherington, Atherton

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Witherspoon Family Origin

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Witherspoon Family Occupations

What did your Witherspoon ancestors do for a living?

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

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  • Farmer

    39%
  • Farm Laborer

    11%
  • Keeping House

    5%
  • Laborer

    5%

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

Witherspoon Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Witherspoon Life Expectancy

What is the average Witherspoon lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Witherspoon life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 1959. The average life expectancy for Witherspoon in 1944 was 36, and 71 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Witherspoon

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Witherspoon 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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