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Whitefield Name Meaning

English: variant of Whitfield . Americanized form of German Weissfeld (see Weisfeld ).

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Whitfield, Winfield, Hatfield, Wakefield, Westfield, Highfield

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Where is the Whitefield family from?

You can see how Whitefield families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Whitefield family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Whitefield families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1911 there were 18 Whitefield families living in Ontario. This was about 60% of all the recorded Whitefield's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Whitefield families in 1911.
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What did your Whitefield ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Operator were the top reported jobs for men and women in the Canada named Whitefield. 58% of Whitefield men worked as a Farmer and 100% of Whitefield women worked as an Operator. .

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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 1921

  • Farmer
  • Laborer

Top Female Occupations In 1921

  • Operator
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Census Records

There are 18,000 census records available for the last name Whitefield. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Whitefield 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 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Whitefield. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, 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 Whitefield. For the veterans among your Whitefield ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Whitefield lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Whitefield life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Whitefield in 1944 was 38, and 78 in 2004.

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