Whistler Family History

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Whistler Name Meaning

English: from an agent derivative of Middle English whistle (Old English hwistle, of imitative origin), hence an occupational name for a player on a pipe or flute, or possibly a nickname for an habitual whistler.

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


Similar surnames: Whittier, Whitter, Weisler, Whitley, Thistle, Weisser, Whisler

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Whistler Family Origin

Where is the Whistler family from?

Whistler Family Occupations

What did your Whistler ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Whistler occupation in the UK was Agricultural Labourer. 11% of Whistler's were Agricultural Labourers. Agricultural Labourer, Farmer and Agri Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Whistler. A less common occupation for the Whistler family was (Retired Wine Merchant).

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  • Agricultural Labourer

    11%
  • Farmer

    6%
  • Agri Labourer

    5%
  • (Retired Wine Merchant)

    2%

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

Whistler Historical Records

What Whistler family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Whistler. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Whistler census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search 1891 UK census records for Whistler

Passenger List

There are 642 immigration records available for the last name Whistler. 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 Whistler. For the veterans among your Whistler ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Whistler Life Expectancy

What is the average Whistler lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Whistler life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Whistler in 1955 was 60, and 77 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Whistler

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Whistler 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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