Whittlesey Family History

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Whittlesey Name Meaning

English: habitational name from Whittlesey, a place in Cambridgeshire, named from an unattested Old English personal name (Wittel) + Old English eg ‘island’.

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


Similar surnames: Whitney, Whitty, Whitley, Whittle, Inglesby, Whatley, Wheatley

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Whittlesey Family Origin

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Whittlesey Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    35%
  • Keeping House

    13%
  • Laborer

    3%
  • Carpenter

    2%

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In 1880, a less common occupation for the Whittlesey family was Carpenter. Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Whittlesey. The most common Whittlesey occupation in the USA was Farmer. 35% of Whittlesey's were Farmers.

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Whittlesey Historical Records

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Whittlesey Life Expectancy

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