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Whiteside Name Meaning

English and Scottish: nickname from Middle English white ‘white’ + side ‘side flank’ (Old English hwīt + sīde) perhaps referring to one who habitually wore white clothes (compare Greenside ). The name may also be habitational from any of several places called Whiteside in southwestern Scotland and Northumberland probably named with Old English hwīt ‘white’ + sīde ‘slope hill’. The surname was very strong in central Lancashire in the late 16th century and it may also derive from an unidentified place in this area. The name is now common in Ireland (Antrim and Down).

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

Similar surnames: Whitelaw, Whittle, Woodside, Whitefield, Whitling, Whitestone, White

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Where is the Whiteside family from?

You can see how Whiteside families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Whiteside family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Whiteside families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1911 there were 146 Whiteside families living in Ontario. This was about 58% of all the recorded Whiteside's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Whiteside families in 1911.
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What did your Whiteside ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Farmer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the Canada named Whiteside. 40% of Whiteside men worked as a Farmer and 19% of Whiteside women worked as a Farmer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Whiteside were Laborer and Student. .

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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
  • Labourer
  • Clerk
  • Laborer

Top Female Occupations In 1921

  • Farmer
  • Teacher
  • School Teacher
  • Student
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Passenger Lists

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There are 13,000 military records available for the last name Whiteside. For the veterans among your Whiteside ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Whiteside lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Whiteside life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 1989. The average life expectancy for Whiteside in 1943 was 67, and 75 in 2004.

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