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Withington Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of several places called Withington. The majority, including those in Cheshire, Herefordshire, Lancashire, and Shropshire, are named from an unattested Old English wiðign ‘willow copse’ + tun ‘enclosure’, ‘settlement’; Withington in Gloucestershire appears in Domesday Book as Widindune, from the genitive case of an Old English personal name Widia + Old English dun ‘hill’.

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

Similar surnames: Witherington, Whittington, Worthington, Washington, Wallington

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Withington Family Origin

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Withington Family Occupations

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In 1880, the most common Withington occupation in the USA was Farmer. 25% of Withington's were Farmers. Farmer, Keeping House and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Withington. A less common occupation for the Withington family was Laborer.

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Carpenter

  • Laborer


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Withington Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 20,000 census records available for the last name Withington. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Withington 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Withington. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Withington. For the veterans among your Withington ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Withington Life Expectancy

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Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Withington life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1962, and highest in 1989. The average life expectancy for Withington in 1962 was 56, and 78 in 2004.

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