Wilhite Family History

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Wilhite Name Meaning

German: Americanized spelling of Willeit, a variant of Willeitner, a habitational name from a more recent form of the place name Weillitnen in northern Bavaria. Willeit is probably also a topographic name from Middle High German wil ‘small settlement’ + leite ‘slope’.

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

Similar surnames: Wiehe, Wilhide, Willie, Wilkie, White, Willing, Wilke, Willig

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Wilhite Family Origin

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Wilhite Family Occupations

What did your Wilhite ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Seamstress were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Wilhite. 27% of Wilhite men worked as a Farmer and 7% of Wilhite women worked as a Seamstress. Some less common occupations for Americans named Wilhite were Farming and Stenographer

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Salesman
  • Farming

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Seamstress
  • Maid
  • Housework
  • Stenographer

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

Wilhite Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 26,000 census records available for the last name Wilhite. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Wilhite 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 873 immigration records available for the last name Wilhite. 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 6,000 military records available for the last name Wilhite. For the veterans among your Wilhite ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Wilhite Life Expectancy

What is the average Wilhite lifespan?

Between 1946 and 2004, in the United States, Wilhite life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Wilhite in 1946 was 42, and 73 in 2004.

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