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Origins of the Whitehead surname

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We have a total number of 228024 records for people with the last name Whitehead.

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Alternative variations of the name Whitehead

Whitehead, Whithead, Whithed, Whitehed, Whiteheade

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Where do most Whiteheads live?

In 1921, most Whiteheads lived in London.

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Interesting facts about Whiteheads

How common is your surname?

190th most common surname in the UK

We have 202,000 records for the Whitehead surname. The oldest one dates back to 1540.

Who were Whiteheads most likely to marry?




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What are the most common Whitehead first names?

  • John
  • William
  • Mary
  • Elizabeth

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Common jobs for Whiteheads

Men and women often performed different types of jobs, so these are displayed by gender to maintain their historical accuracy.

Common Female occupations for Whiteheads in 1921
Cotton Weaver






Domestic Servant


House Keeper


Common Male occupations for Whiteheads in 1921
Coal Miner


Agricultural Labourer


General Labourer




Cotton Weaver


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