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Whitaker Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of various places named with Old English hwit ‘white’ or hw?te ‘wheat’ + æcer ‘cultivated land’, as for example Whitaker in Lancashire and Whitacre in Warwickshire (both ‘white field’) or Whiteacre in Kent and Wheatacre in Norfolk (both ‘wheat field’).

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press


Similar surnames: Whittle, Whitney, Whitter, Whitner, Whiteaker, Whittaker, Whittier

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Whitaker Family Origin

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Whitaker Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    5%
  • Cotton Weaver

    3%
  • Coal Miner

    2%
  • Annuitant

    1%

In 1881, Farmer, Cotton Weaver and Coal Miner were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Whitaker. The most common Whitaker occupation in the UK was Farmer. 5% of Whitaker's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Whitaker family was Annuitant.

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Whitaker Historical Records

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Whitaker Life Expectancy

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