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Whitmore Name Meaning

English: habitational name from Whitmoor (Devon) or Whitmore (Staffordshire and Dorset) or from any of numerous other places in England with names denoting a white moor or mere (from Old English hwīt ‘white’ + mōr ‘moor’ or mere ‘pool’).

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

Similar surnames: Wetmore, Whitford, Wilmore, Whitton, Whitcomb, Wigmore, Whitworth

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Where is the Whitmore family from?

You can see how Whitmore families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Whitmore family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Whitmore families were found in USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 255 Whitmore families living in Ontario. This was about 67% of all the recorded Whitmore's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Whitmore families in 1911.
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What did your Whitmore ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the Canada named Whitmore. 53% of Whitmore men worked as a Farmer and 22% of Whitmore women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Whitmore were Income and Income. .

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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
  • Labourer
  • Income

Top Female Occupations In 1921

  • Teacher
  • Housekeeper
  • Student
  • Income
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Census Records

There are 134,000 census records available for the last name Whitmore. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Whitmore 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 9,000 immigration records available for the last name Whitmore. 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 18,000 military records available for the last name Whitmore. For the veterans among your Whitmore ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Whitmore lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Whitmore life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1941, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Whitmore in 1941 was 27, and 73 in 2004.

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