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Whittington Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of a large number of places called Whittington, for example in Gloucestershire, Worcestershire, Warwickshire, Shropshire, Staffordshire, Derbyshire, Lancashire, and Northumberland. The place name could mean ‘Hwita’s settlement’ (Old English Hwitantun), ‘settlement associated with Hwita’ (Old English Hwitingtun), or ‘(at the) white settlement’ (Old English (æt ð?m) hwitan tune).

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


Similar surnames: Withington, Worthington, Huntington, Wallington, Harrington

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Whittington Family Origin

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Whittington Family Occupations

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  • Agricultural Labourer

    7%
  • Labourer

    3%
  • Coal Miner

    3%
  • Gardener

    2%

In 1881, Agricultural Labourer, Labourer and Coal Miner were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Whittington. The most common Whittington occupation in the UK was Agricultural Labourer. 7% of Whittington's were Agricultural Labourers. A less common occupation for the Whittington family was Gardener.

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Whittington Life Expectancy

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