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Whitney Name Meaning

English: habitational name from a place in Herefordshire, the etymology of which is uncertain. The second element is Old English eg ‘island’, ‘piece of higher ground in a low-lying area’; the first appears to be hwitan, which is either the genitive singular of an Old English byname Hwita (meaning ‘white’), or the weak dative case (originally used after a preposition and article) of the adjective hwit ‘white’.

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


Similar surnames: Whitley, Sidney, Whitty, Whitby, White, Pitney, Whinery, Willey

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Whitney Family Origin

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Whitney Family Occupations

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  • Agricultural Labourer

    5%
  • Labourer

    5%
  • Shoemaker

    3%
  • Coal Miner

    3%

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

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