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Whittiker Family History

Whittiker Name Meaning

Historically, surnames evolved as a way to sort people into groups - by occupation, place of origin, clan affiliation, patronage, parentage, adoption, and even physical characteristics (like red hair). Many of the modern surnames in the dictionary can be traced back to Britain and Ireland.


Similar surnames: Whittier, Whittaker, Whitaker, Whitter, Whiteaker, Whitner, Whistler

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Where is the Whittiker family from?

You can see how Whittiker families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Whittiker family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Whittiker families were found in USA in 1880. In 1891 there were 22 Whittiker families living in Lancashire. This was about 27% of all the recorded Whittiker's in United Kingdom. Lancashire had the highest population of Whittiker families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Whittiker surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Whittiker ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Whittiker. 28% of Whittiker men worked as a Laborer and 17% of Whittiker women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Whittiker were Carpenter and Laundress. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

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Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Laborer
    28%
  • Farmer
    22%
  • Clerk
    13%
  • Carpenter
    9%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Maid
    17%
  • Seamstress
    13%
  • Servant
    13%
  • Laundress
    13%
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Census Records

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Whittiker. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Whittiker census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 124 immigration records available for the last name Whittiker. 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 Cards

There are 267 military records available for the last name Whittiker. For the veterans among your Whittiker ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Whittiker lifespan?

Between 1965 and 2004, in the United States, Whittiker life expectancy was at its lowest point in 2002, and highest in 1984. The average life expectancy for Whittiker in 1965 was 53, and 71 in 2004.

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