Whittle Name Origin, Meaning and Family History

Whittle Name Meaning: A habitational name for any one of a number of places named 'Whittle'. Old English 'Hwit'meaning white + 'Hyll',meaning hill.

The name is of English origin.Another posible derivation is 'Hwit' white + 'wella' spring or stream. (dweller by the stream).White could have been descriptive for how clean & clear the stream may have been.

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Surname Distribution

Census frequency by county

Name Concentrations Within England and Wales

Whittle Surname Statistics

Top Professions for the Whittle family

Profession Census Frequency
Agricultural Labourer 130
Cotton Weaver 91
Weaver 75
Female Servant 73
Silk Weaver 65
Farmer 63
Labourer 61
Independent 57
Cotton Spinner 42
Shoe Maker 27
Male Servant 27
Cotton Piecer 24
Ag Lab 18
Frame Work Knitter 15
Coal Miner 14
Carpenter 13
Collier 12
Power Loom Weaver 10
Blacksmith 9
Grocer 9
Tanner 9
Clerk 9
Tailor 9
Butcher 8
Weaver Cotton 8

Whittle Surname Variants Ranking

Rank Surname Match Census Frequency
1 Whittle 100% 48,108
2 Wittle 86% 1,180
3 Whitle 86% 777
4 Whittal 71% 575
5 Whittel 71% 390
6 Wittall 57% 135

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The surname Whittle is the most popular version of all its varients

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