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Whitby Name Meaning

English: habitational name from the port in North Yorkshire named Whitby, from Old Norse hvítr ‘white’ or the personal name Hvíti + býr ‘farmstead’, ‘settlement’, or from a place of the same name in Cheshire, originally named with Old English hwit ‘white’ (i.e. stone-built) + burh ‘manor house’, ‘fortified place’.

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


Similar surnames: Whitty, Westby, Wilby, Wisby, Chitty, Whitney, Whitley, Welby, Hobby

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Whitby Family Origin

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Whitby Family Occupations

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  • Apprentice

    9%
  • Machinist

    9%
  • Sailor

    9%
  • Searvant

    9%

In 1881, the most common Whitby occupation in Canada was Apprentice. 9% of Whitby's were Apprentices. Apprentice, Machinist and Sailor were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Whitby. A less common occupation for the Whitby family was Searvant.

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Whitby Historical Records

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Whitby Life Expectancy

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