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Whitchurch Surname Meaning

English: habitational name from any of several places called with Old English hwīt ‘white’ + cirice ‘church’ such as Whitchurch in Buckinghamshire Devon Herefordshire Oxfordshire and Shropshire or Whitchurch Canonicorum (Dorset). Many early bearers of this surname appear to relate to the place in Oxfordshire.

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


Similar surnames: Whitehurst, Whitworth, Whitehorn, Whitmore, Whitmarsh, Whitcomb

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Where is the Whitchurch family from?

You can see how Whitchurch families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Whitchurch family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Whitchurch families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1891 there were 95 Whitchurch families living in London. This was about 13% of all the recorded Whitchurch's in United Kingdom. London had the highest population of Whitchurch families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Whitchurch surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Whitchurch ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Silver Finisher and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Whitchurch. 17% of Whitchurch men worked as a Silver Finisher and 84% of Whitchurch women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Whitchurch were Window Cleaner and Housewife. .

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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

  • Silver Finisher
    17%
  • General Labourer
    17%
  • Market Gardener
    17%
  • Window Cleaner
    17%

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    84%
  • Incapacitated
    3%
  • Unpaid Domestic
    3%
  • Housewife
    2%
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Census Records

There are 13,000 census records available for the last name Whitchurch. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Whitchurch 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 767 immigration records available for the last name Whitchurch. 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 993 military records available for the last name Whitchurch. For the veterans among your Whitchurch ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Whitchurch lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Whitchurch life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1990, and highest in 1991. The average life expectancy for Whitchurch in 1954 was 50, and 62 in 2004.

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