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OUR GOAL is to: Identify, Document, and Link into families everyone with the Whiting surname (including variants) and their descendants. We currently have data on over 53,000 people.

   Find your ancestor in our FAMILY TREE

Whiting-GLOBAL is the focal point for the Whiting surname. We have registered the Whiting surname with the Guild of One-Name Studies in England (the world’s leading organization for one-name studies) www.one-name.org.

Whiting-GLOBAL
The global center for collaboration on the Whiting surname

Origin of the Whiting surname

 

Although there are differing opinions about the origin of the Whiting surname, it is generally thought to have originated in England during the middle ages. Wikipedia suggests the surname is of Saxon origin meaning 'the white or fair offspring', with the Saxon suffix "-ing" denoting 'son of' or 'offspring'. Another source links the surname to a marine food fish named Whiting that is found in European waters, especially abundant in the North Sea. It is because of that link that 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 migrated to the following countries during the English colonization period: England, 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 WORLD

EASTERN EUROPE

1881

ENGLAND

1998

ENGLAND

2005

ENGLAND

The USA and CANADA

AUSTRALIA

NEW ZEALAND

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