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Whitesell Name Meaning

Americanized form of German Weitzel .

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

Similar surnames: Whitsell, Whitesel, Whitsel, Whetsell, Whitefield, Whitener

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Where is the Whitesell family from?

You can see how Whitesell families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Whitesell family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Whitesell families were found in USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 12 Whitesell families living in Ontario. This was about 41% of all the recorded Whitesell's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Whitesell families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Whitesell surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Whitesell ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the Canada named Whitesell. 63% of Whitesell 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
  • Laborer
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Census Records

There are 13,000 census records available for the last name Whitesell. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Whitesell 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 542 immigration records available for the last name Whitesell. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Whitesell. For the veterans among your Whitesell ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Whitesell lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Whitesell life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1948, and highest in 1989. The average life expectancy for Whitesell in 1945 was 37, and 78 in 2004.

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