Whitton Family History

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Whitton Name Meaning

Scottish and English: habitational name from any of various minor places so called, for example in Morebattle in the Scottish Borders, in county Durham, Greater London, Suffolk, and elsewhere, all named with Old English hwit ‘white’ (or the Old English personal name Hwita) + tun ‘enclosure’, ‘settlement’.

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


Similar surnames: Whiston, Chilton, Hatton, Winton, Hilton, Shotton, Wilton, Litton

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Whitton Family Origin

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Whitton Family Occupations

What did your Whitton ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Boarding Huse were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Whitton. 20% of Whitton men worked as a Farmer and 8% of Whitton women worked as a Boarding Huse. Some less common occupations for Americans named Whitton were Laborer and Clerk

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Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Farmer
    20%
  • Labourer
    10%
  • Butcher
    7%
  • Laborer
    6%

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Boarding Huse
    8%
  • Bookkeeper
    8%
  • Chair Maker
    8%
  • Clerk
    8%

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Whitton Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 58,000 census records available for the last name Whitton. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Whitton census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 8,000 immigration records available for the last name Whitton. 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 Card

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

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Whitton Life Expectancy

What is the average Whitton lifespan?

Between 1947 and 2004, in the United States, Whitton life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1947, and highest in 1995. The average life expectancy for Whitton in 1947 was 35, and 75 in 2004.

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