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Whiddon Surname Meaning

English (Devon): habitational name from any of numerous minor places in Devon named Whiddon. Some are named with Old English hwīt ‘white’ + dūn ‘hill’ or tūn ‘farmstead estate’; others with Old English hwǣte ‘wheat’ + dūn or denu ‘valley’.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022


Similar surnames: Whiston, Whitton, Haddon, Wilton, Hedden, Hilton, Hidden, Wheeldon

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Where is the Whiddon family from?

You can see how Whiddon families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Whiddon family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Whiddon families were found in USA in 1880. In 1891 there were 77 Whiddon families living in Devon. This was about 41% of all the recorded Whiddon's in United Kingdom. Devon had the highest population of Whiddon families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Whiddon surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Whiddon ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Whiddon. 34% of Whiddon men worked as a General Labourer and 82% of Whiddon women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Whiddon were Gardener and Landlady Ret. .

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

Top Male Occupations In 1939

  • General Labourer
    34%
  • Silk Dyer
    34%
  • Gardener
    34%

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    82%
  • Incapacitated
    6%
  • Domestic Duties Unpaid
    6%
  • Landlady Ret
    4%
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Census Records

There are 10,000 census records available for the last name Whiddon. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Whiddon census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 679 immigration records available for the last name Whiddon. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Australia, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 3,000 military records available for the last name Whiddon. For the veterans among your Whiddon ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Whiddon lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Whiddon life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Whiddon in 1944 was 22, and 68 in 2004.

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