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

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  • Farmer

    55%
  • Farming

    9%
  • Keeping House

    8%
  • Laborer

    6%

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In 1880, a less common occupation for the Wilhite family was Laborer. Farmer, Farming and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Wilhite. The most common Wilhite occupation in the USA was Farmer. 55% of Wilhite's were Farmers.

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Wilhite Historical Records

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Wilhite Life Expectancy

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