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Whitelaw Name Meaning

Scottish and northern English: habitational name from any of various places in the Scottish Borders called Whitelaw, from Old English hwit ‘white’ + hlaw ‘hill’.

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


Similar surnames: Whitelow, Whitwell, Whittle, Whitley, White, Bigelow, Whitehall

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Whitelaw Family Origin

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Whitelaw Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    36%
  • School

    12%
  • Store Clerk

    8%
  • Agent

    4%

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Whitelaw family was Agent. Farmer, School and Store Clerk were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Whitelaw. The most common Whitelaw occupation in Canada was Farmer. 36% of Whitelaw's were Farmers.

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Whitelaw Historical Records

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Whitelaw Life Expectancy

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