Withey Family History

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Withey Name Meaning

English: topographic name for someone who lived by a willow tree, Middle English withy (Old English wiðig).

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

Similar surnames: Witcher, Athey, Willey, Smithey, Wigley, Whitney, Witham, Winney

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Withey Family Origin

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Withey Family Occupations

What did your Withey ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Withey occupation in the UK was Carpenter. 4% of Withey's were Carpenters. A less common occupation for the Withey family was Labourer. Carpenter, Farmer and Laundress were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Withey.

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  • Carpenter

  • Farmer

  • Laundress

  • Labourer


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

Withey Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 25,000 census records available for the last name Withey. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Withey 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Withey. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Withey. For the veterans among your Withey ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Withey Life Expectancy

What is the average Withey lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Withey life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Withey in 1945 was 29, and 75 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Withey

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Withey ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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