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Whiston Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of various places called Whiston. Examples in Merseyside (formerly in Lancashire) and South Yorkshire are named from Old English hwit ‘white’ + stan ‘stone’, while one in Staffordshire is from the genitive case of an unattested Old English personal name Witi meaning ‘white’ + Old English tun ‘enclosure’, ‘settlement’. Another place of the same name, in Northamptonshire, was probably named as the settlement associated with the Hwicce, the name of an Old English tribe.

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


Similar surnames: Whitton, Winton, Hilton, Winston, Wilton, Chilton, Wharton, Hinton

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Whiston Family Origin

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Whiston Family Occupations

What did your Whiston ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Whiston occupation in the UK was Agricultural Labourer. 5% of Whiston's were Agricultural Labourers. A less common occupation for the Whiston family was Coal Miner. Agricultural Labourer, Farmer and Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Whiston.

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  • Agricultural Labourer

    5%
  • Farmer

    4%
  • Labourer

    4%
  • Coal Miner

    3%

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

Whiston Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Whiston Life Expectancy

What is the average Whiston lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Whiston life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1966, and highest in 1995. The average life expectancy for Whiston in 1963 was 89, and 82 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Whiston

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Whiston 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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