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Whitby Name Meaning

English: habitational name from the port in North Yorkshire named Whitby, from Old Norse hvítr ‘white’ or the personal name Hvíti + býr ‘farmstead’, ‘settlement’, or from a place of the same name in Cheshire, originally named with Old English hwit ‘white’ (i.e. stone-built) + burh ‘manor house’, ‘fortified place’.

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


Similar surnames: Whitty, Westby, Wilby, Wisby, Chitty, Whitney, Whitley, Welby, Hobby

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Whitby Family Origin

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Whitby Family Occupations

What did your Whitby ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Whitby family was Blacksmith. The most common Whitby occupation in the UK was Labourer. 5% of Whitby's were Labourers. Labourer, Agricultural Labourer and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Whitby.

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  • Labourer

    5%
  • Agricultural Labourer

    3%
  • Carpenter

    3%
  • Blacksmith

    1%

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

Whitby Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Whitby Life Expectancy

What is the average Whitby lifespan?

Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, Whitby life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 1994. The average life expectancy for Whitby in 1950 was 47, and 75 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Whitby

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Whitby 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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