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Whitmore Name Meaning

habitational name from any of various places named Whitmore, for example in Staffordshire, from Old English hwit ‘white’ + mor ‘moor’. Some bearers of the name are descended from John of Whytenmere, Shropshire, who lived in the 13th century. This form is probably a variant of Whittimere, a place on the Staffordshire–Shropshire border, named in Old English most probably as ‘pool associated with someone called Hwita’.

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


Similar surnames: Wetmore, Whitford, Wilmore, Whitton, Whitcomb, Wigmore, Whitworth

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Whitmore Family Origin

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Whitmore Family Occupations

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  • Labourer

    5%
  • Agricultural Labourer

    5%
  • Coal Miner

    3%
  • Farmer

    2%

In 1881, the most common Whitmore occupation in the UK was Labourer. 5% of Whitmore's were Labourers. A less common occupation for the Whitmore family was Farmer. Labourer, Agricultural Labourer and Coal Miner were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Whitmore.

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