Here are some interesting facts I’ve discovered about the family by analyzing my genealogical database of 39,689 individuals. I thought some of you might enjoy reading this.
Whis.... data only
Françoise Visinand: 19,661 direct line descendants.
Francoise is a great-grandson of Guillaume Visinand.
All Whis....: 18,049 males: 10,058 females: 7,991
Whisenhunt/hant: 5,125 males: 2,927 females: 2,198
Whisenant: 5,890 males: 3,210 females: 2,680
Whisonant: 683 males: 384 females: 299
Whisnant: 4,374 males: 2,405 females: 1,969
Whisnand: 243 males: 133 females: 110
Whisenand: 692 males: 381 females: 311
Whisennand: 188 males: 108 females: 80
Hunt: 627 males: 349 females: 278
Other Spelling: 227 males: 161 females: 66
Longest lived family members:
Female: Minnie Whisnant, age 105 (black)
Whis... with the most offspring:
Male: Henry Whisenhunt, Number of children: 16
Male: Henry Allen Whisenand, Number of children: 16
Female: Maria Madgalena Whisenhunt Whitener, Number of chldren: 15
Whis... married the most number of times:
Male: Billy Ray Whisneant, 6 times
Male: Edgar Barns Whisenant Jr., 6 times
Male: Lewis Howard Whisnant, 6 times
Male: Thomas Sidney Whisenant, 6 times
Female: Rosa LuRena Whisenhunt, 6 times
Female: Sharyn Ann Whisenant, 6 times
It should be noted that for every category in the statistical data above, the number of females always appear to be less than the number of males. The reason for this is that my research for female Whis... family members stops with their grand-children. I track no newer generations for females. On occasion I follow a female line to the present, but I do this only for individuals I have a special interest in.
People have asked me why I don't keep track of all Whis... descendants. The answer is I just don't have the time, desire, or the resources necessary to do this. My primary objective is to track all family members with the Whis... surname. By the time you get to the grand-children of female Whis...'s their surname is no longer Whis....
Please note that I refer to all the family surnames as “Whis...”. I do this because there are so many spelling variations of the surname that I couldn't possibly mention them all here. I just refer to them all as “Whis...”.