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Whitwell Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of various places called Whitwell, for example in Dorset, Hertfordshire, Norfolk, and North Yorkshire, named from Old English hwit ‘white’ + well(a) ‘spring’, ‘stream’.

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


Similar surnames: Hipwell, Wiswell, Shadwell, Whitelaw, Whittle, Whitbeck, Haswell

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Whitwell Family Origin

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Whitwell Family Occupations

What did your Whitwell ancestors do for a living?

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

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  • Farmer

    11%
  • Agricultural Labourer

    5%
  • Labourer

    4%
  • Tailor

    3%

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Whitwell family was Tailor. The most common Whitwell occupation in the UK was Farmer. 11% of Whitwell's were Farmers. Farmer, Agricultural Labourer and Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Whitwell.

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Whitwell Historical Records

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Whitwell Life Expectancy

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