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Whitney Last Name Origin & Family History

Whitney Last Name Meaning

Whitney is an Old English surname that derives from the location of Whitney in Herefordshire, England. It was first mentioned in the Domesday Book with the spelling Witenie. The name probably refers to the River Wye which runs through the area and which can become a torrent when heavy rains in the Welsh mountains cause it to swell. This surname has also been used as a first name for both males and females, and many locations around the world have been named Whitney after individuals with this name.

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You can see how Whitney families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Whitney family name was found in the USA between {{Object.keys(lastNameData.where)[0]}} and {{Object.keys(lastNameData.where)[Object.keys(lastNameData.where).length -1]}}. The most Whitney families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1920 there were 1,097 Whitney families living in New York. This was about 16% of all the recorded Whitney Families in the USA. New York, Massachusetts, California had the highest poulation of Whitney families. Use census records to see where families with the Whitney surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

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Whitney Life Expectancy

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