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 932
Cotton Weaver 198
Labourer 100
Coal Miner 79
Agricultural Labourer 66
Silk Weaver 55
House Keeper 50
Dress Maker 43
Domestic Servant 41
General Servant 34
Collier 33
Cotton Piecer 31
Cotton Spinner 25
Cotton Winder 25
Servant 22
Annuitant 21
Farm Labourer 20
Gardener 19
Wife Of Above 19
Laundress 17
Carter 17
Joiner 15
Blacksmith 15
Shoe Maker 14
Farm Servant 13

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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