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Wythe Family History

Wythe Name Meaning

English: topographic name for someone who lived by a willow tree, Middle English wythe (Old English wiððe).

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


Similar surnames: Wyche, Withey, Motte, Smythe, Blythe, Wiehe, Roche, With, Witte

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Where is the Wythe family from?

You can see how Wythe families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Wythe family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Wythe families were found in the UK in 1891. In 1911 there were 16 Wythe families living in Ontario. This was about 64% of all the recorded Wythe's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Wythe families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Wythe surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Wythe ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Wythe. 29% of Wythe men worked as a Laborer and 28% of Wythe women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Wythe were Farmer and Bookkeeper.

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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.

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
    29%
  • Salesman
    15%
  • Truck Driver
    11%
  • Farmer
    11%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Teacher
    28%
  • Clerk
    17%
  • Packer
    12%
  • Bookkeeper
    12%
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Census Records

There are 9,000 census records available for the last name Wythe. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Wythe 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 593 immigration records available for the last name Wythe. 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 917 military records available for the last name Wythe. For the veterans among your Wythe ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Wythe lifespan?

Between 1961 and 2004, in the United States, Wythe life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1979, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Wythe in 1961 was 64, and 90 in 2004.

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