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Whitmill Name Meaning

English (Oxfordshire and Northamptonshire): occupational name from the recorded Middle English compound whete-mele from whete ‘wheat’ + mele ‘meal flour’ perhaps denoting a miller who ground wheat flour or someone who baked or sold white bread. Compare Whitebread . Alternatively the surname could be a topographic name from Middle English whit ‘white’ + milne ‘mill’ for a person who lived at a place described or named in this way but no place with this name has been identified.

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

Similar surnames: Mill, Whitehall, Whittier, Whitwell, Whitman, Whitmore, Will, Hamill

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Where is the Whitmill family from?

You can see how Whitmill families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Whitmill family name was found in the USA, and the UK between 1880 and 1920. The most Whitmill families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1891 there were 40 Whitmill families living in London. This was about 21% of all the recorded Whitmill's in United Kingdom. London had the highest population of Whitmill families in 1891.
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What did your Whitmill ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Whitmill. 55% of Whitmill men worked as a Farmer and 60% of Whitmill women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Whitmill were Farm Laborer and Labor. .

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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.

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Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Truck Driver
  • Farm Laborer

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Maid
  • Labor
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Census Records

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Whitmill. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Whitmill 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 103 immigration records available for the last name Whitmill. 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 360 military records available for the last name Whitmill. For the veterans among your Whitmill ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Whitmill lifespan?

Between 1964 and 2004, in the United States, Whitmill life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1976, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Whitmill in 1964 was 81, and 81 in 2004.

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