Whitaker Family History
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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