Whittier Family History

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Whittier Name Meaning

English: occupational name for a white-leather dresser, from Middle English whit ‘white’ + taw(i)er ‘tawer’ (from an agent derivative of Middle English taw(en) ‘to prepare’).

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


Similar surnames: Whitter, Whistler, Witcher, Whitmill, Whitaker, Witter, Hatter

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Whittier Family Origin

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Whittier Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    48%
  • Butcher

    8%
  • School

    8%
  • Bricklayer

    4%

In 1881, the most common Whittier occupation in Canada was Farmer. 48% of Whittier's were Farmers. Farmer, Butcher and School were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Whittier. A less common occupation for the Whittier family was Bricklayer.

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Whittier Historical Records

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Whittier Life Expectancy

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