Whitehead Name Origin, Meaning and Family History

Whitehead Name Meaning: A nickname for someone with very fair or white hair.

From the Middle English \"whit\" and \"heved\", Whitehead was a nickname for someone with prematurely white hair.

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Surname Distribution

Census frequency by county

Name Concentrations Within England and Wales

Whitehead Surname Statistics

Top Professions for the Whitehead family

Profession Census Frequency
Agricultural Labourer 298
Female Servant 278
Cotton Weaver 253
Independent 239
Labourer 177
Weaver 146
Farmer 137
Silk Weaver 92
Woollen Weaver 83
Shoe Maker 77
Male Servant 72
Cotton Spinner 72
Coal Miner 65
Cotton Piecer 64
Tailor 60
Ag Lab 59
Joiner 43
Dress Maker 41
Ag Labourer 37
Blacksmith 35
Hatter 35
Carpenter 34
Publican 33
Butcher 29
Dyer 27

Whitehead Surname Variants Ranking

Rank Surname Match Census Frequency
1 Whitehead 100% 137,315
2 Whithead 89% 5,334

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