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.

Discover how your Whittle ancestors earned their living and spread across the country. Find out more about your family history by using the Free Search box.

Surname Distribution

Census frequency by county

Name Concentrations Within England and Wales

Whittle Surname Statistics

Top Professions for the Whittle family

Profession Census Frequency
Scholar 552
Agricultural Labourer 116
Labourer 59
At Home 55
Silk Weaver 51
Coal Miner 50
House Servant 49
Weaver 35
Dress Maker 34
House Keeper 34
Farm Labourer 31
Hand Loom Weaver Cotton 30
Power Loom Weaver 26
Cotton Weaver 24
Cotton Spinner 22
Servant 21
Power Loom Weaver Cotton 20
Errand Boy 19
Annuitant 18
Shoe Maker 18
Scholar At Home 18
Pauper 18
Blacksmith 17
Ag Lab 16
Collier 16

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

Did you know?

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

Search for the Whittle family