Whiddon Family History

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Whiddon Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of the numerous minor places in Devon named Whiddon. Some are named with Old English hwit ‘white’ + dun ‘hill’ or tun ‘settlement’; others with Old English hw?te ‘wheat’ + dun ‘hill’ or denu ‘valley’.

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


Similar surnames: Whiston, Whitton, Haddon, Wilton, Hedden, Hilton, Hidden, Wheeldon

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Whiddon Family Origin

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Whiddon Family Occupations

What did your Whiddon ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Ag Labourer, Farm Labourer and Painter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Whiddon. The most common Whiddon occupation in the UK was Ag Labourer. 8% of Whiddon's were Ag Labourers. A less common occupation for the Whiddon family was Bill Poster.

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  • Ag Labourer

    8%
  • Farm Labourer

    8%
  • Painter

    8%
  • Bill Poster

    4%

Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Whiddon ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Whiddon Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Whiddon. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Whiddon 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Whiddon. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Whiddon. For the veterans among your Whiddon ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Whiddon Life Expectancy

What is the average Whiddon lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Whiddon life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Whiddon in 1944 was 22, and 68 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Whiddon

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Whiddon ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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