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The global center for collaboration on the Whiting surname
We have data on over 61,000 people.
OUR GOAL is to: Identify, Document, and Link into families everyone with the Whiting surname and their descendants.
Whiting-GLOBAL has registered the Whiting surname (and variants) with the world’s leading organization for one-name studies: www.one-name.org.
Origin of the Whiting surname
The Whiting surname is generally thought to have originated in England during the middle ages.
One source links the surname with the whiting fish that is especially abundant in the North Sea on the East Coast of Britain. Because of that link we have chosen this image as our logo, which is a play on the surname.
Where in the world are all the Whitings?
The following maps show where Whitings are located
Significant concentrations of the Whiting surname exist in only five countries. It appears the name originated in England and then migrated to the following countries during the English colonization period: the United States of America, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand.
The following maps show population density of the Whiting surname in countries of the world. Three of the maps show this data at different times in England. The maps were obtained from Public Profiler using their World Family Names Profiler.
The darker the color, the higher the percentage of
Whitings compared to the total population of a country.
The USA and CANADA
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