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Withey Family History

Withey Name Meaning

English: topographic name for someone who lived by a willow tree, Middle English withy (Old English wiðig).

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


Similar surnames: Witcher, Athey, Willey, Smithey, Wigley, Whitney, Witham, Winney

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Where is the Withey family from?

You can see how Withey families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Withey family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Withey families were found in the UK in 1891. In 1840 there were 19 Withey families living in New York. This was about 51% of all the recorded Withey's in the USA. New York had the highest population of Withey families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Withey surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Withey ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Saleslady were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Withey. 23% of Withey men worked as a Laborer and 17% of Withey women worked as a Saleslady. Some less common occupations for Americans named Withey were Shipping Clerk and Housekeeper.

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
    23%
  • Farmer
    17%
  • Truck Driver
    8%
  • Shipping Clerk
    6%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Saleslady
    17%
  • Teacher
    17%
  • Waitress
    14%
  • Housekeeper
    7%
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Census Records

There are 25,000 census records available for the last name Withey. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Withey census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Withey. 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 Cards

There are 2,000 military records available for the last name Withey. For the veterans among your Withey ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Withey lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Withey life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Withey in 1945 was 29, and 75 in 2004.

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