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Whitehall Name Meaning

English: habitational name from Whitehalgh in Blackburn (Lancashire) or Whitehall (Shropshire) which derive from Old English hwīt ‘white’ + halh ‘nook’. In some instances the name may derive from Middle English whit ‘white’ + hall ‘hall’ or from a building or a place so named.

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

Similar surnames: Whitmill, Chisenhall, Whitehead, Whitwell, Whitelaw, Whitehill

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Where is the Whitehall family from?

You can see how Whitehall families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Whitehall family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Whitehall families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1911 there were 18 Whitehall families living in Ontario. This was about 64% of all the recorded Whitehall's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Whitehall families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Whitehall surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Whitehall ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the Canada named Whitehall. 100% of Whitehall men worked as a Farmer. .

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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
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Census Records

There are 12,000 census records available for the last name Whitehall. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Whitehall 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 956 immigration records available for the last name Whitehall. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Whitehall. For the veterans among your Whitehall ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Whitehall lifespan?

Between 1959 and 2004, in the United States, Whitehall life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 1972. The average life expectancy for Whitehall in 1959 was 39, and 77 in 2004.

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