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Witherington Name Meaning

English: habitational name from Witherington Down or Witherington Farm in Wiltshire, or Witherenden in Ticehurst, Sussex. The Wiltshire places are named from an Old English wiðign ‘willow copse’ + Old English tun ‘settlement’. Witherenden is from the Old English personal name Wither + -ing- denoting association with + denn ‘woodland pasture’.

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


Similar surnames: Wetherington, Withington, Titterington, Henington, Cherrington

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Witherington Family Origin

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Witherington Family Occupations

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In 1881, a less common occupation for the Witherington family was Housekeeper. Coal Miner, Farmer and Agricultural Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Witherington. The most common Witherington occupation in the UK was Coal Miner. 6% of Witherington's were Coal Miners.

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  • Coal Miner

    6%
  • Farmer

    5%
  • Agricultural Labourer

    3%
  • Housekeeper

    3%

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Witherington Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Witherington. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Witherington 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Witherington. 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 Witherington. For the veterans among your Witherington ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Witherington Life Expectancy

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Between 1960 and 2004, in the United States, Witherington life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 1987. The average life expectancy for Witherington in 1960 was 50, and 70 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Witherington

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