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Whittington Surname Meaning

English: habitational name from any of a large number of places called Whittington for example in Gloucestershire Worcestershire Warwickshire Shropshire Staffordshire Derbyshire Lancashire and Northumberland. Most of these places are named with the Old English personal name Hwīta + Old English connective -ing- + tūn ‘farmstead estate’ meaning ‘Hwīta's settlement’ or ‘settlement associated with Hwīta’.

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


Similar surnames: Withington, Worthington, Huntington, Wallington, Harrington

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Where is the Whittington family from?

You can see how Whittington families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Whittington family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Whittington families were found in USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 77 Whittington families living in Ontario. This was about 79% of all the recorded Whittington's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Whittington families in 1911.
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What did your Whittington ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the Canada named Whittington. 43% of Whittington men worked as a Farmer. .

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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
    43%
  • Labourer
    12%
  • Lumberman
    8%
  • Gardener
    8%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 6,000 immigration records available for the last name Whittington. 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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There are 17,000 military records available for the last name Whittington. For the veterans among your Whittington ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Whittington lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Whittington life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Whittington in 1941 was 56, and 71 in 2004.

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