Wharton Family History

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Wharton Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of various places called Wharton. Examples in Cheshire and Herefordshire are from an Old English river name Wæfer (derived from wæfre ‘wandering’, ‘winding’) + Old English tun ‘settlement’; another in Lincolnshire has as its first element Old English wearde ‘beacon’ or waroð ‘shore’, ‘bank’; one in the former county of Westmorland (now part of Cumbria) is from Old English hwearf ‘wharf’, ‘embankment’ + tun.

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

Similar surnames: Harton, Whiston, Worton, Hatton, Whitton, Halton, Harston, Horton

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Wharton Family Origin

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Wharton Family Occupations

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In 1939, General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Wharton. 11% of Wharton men worked as a General Labourer and 71% of Wharton women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Wharton were Incapacitated and Private Means

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • General Labourer
  • Farmer
  • Builders Labourer
  • Incapacitated

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Unpaid Domestic
  • Housewife
  • Private Means

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

Wharton Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 133,000 census records available for the last name Wharton. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Wharton 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 20,000 immigration records available for the last name Wharton. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 23,000 military records available for the last name Wharton. For the veterans among your Wharton ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Wharton Life Expectancy

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Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Wharton life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Wharton in 1943 was 39, and 72 in 2004.

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