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
Scholar 738
Cotton Weaver 153
Agricultural Labourer 133
Coal Miner 81
House Keeper 61
Labourer 60
Silk Weaver 52
House Servant 45
Dress Maker 43
Carter 30
Servant 26
Cotton Spinner 22
Blacksmith 21
Cotton Factory Worker 20
General Servant 17
Laundress 17
Cotton Power Loom Weaver 16
Farmer 15
House Maid 14
Shoe Maker 13
Farm Servant 13
Cotton Winder 13
Hand Loom Silk Weaver 13
Gardener 12
Nil 12

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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