Whitley Family History

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Whitley Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of various places named with Old English hwit ‘white’ + leah ‘wood’, ‘clearing’.

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


Similar surnames: Whatley, Whitney, Willey, Wheatley, Shipley, Wortley, Hatley, Smitley

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Whitley Family Origin

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Whitley Family Occupations

What did your Whitley ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Whitley family was Tailor. The most common Whitley occupation in the UK was Farmer. 4% of Whitley's were Farmers. Farmer, Coal Miner and Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Whitley.

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  • Farmer

    4%
  • Coal Miner

    4%
  • Labourer

    2%
  • Tailor

    2%

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

Whitley Historical Records

What Whitley family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Whitley. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Whitley 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 Whitley

Passenger List

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

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Whitley Life Expectancy

What is the average Whitley lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Whitley life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Whitley in 1942 was 36, and 74 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Whitley

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Whitley 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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