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Whitman Name Meaning

English: from Middle English whit ‘white’ + man ‘man’, either a nickname with the same sense as White, or else an occupational name for a servant of a bearer of the nickname White.

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


Similar surnames: Shipman, Wainman, Waitman, Titman, Weitzman, Weitman, Westman

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Whitman Family Origin

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Whitman Family Occupations

What did your Whitman ancestors do for a living?

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  • Farmer

    36%
  • Seaman

    4%
  • Servant

    4%
  • Fisherman

    3%

In 1881, the most common Whitman occupation in Canada was Farmer. 36% of Whitman's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Whitman family was Fisherman. Farmer, Seaman and Servant were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Whitman.

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Whitman Historical Records

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Whitman Life Expectancy

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