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 1,277
Cotton Weaver 269
Coal Miner 130
General Labourer 74
House Keeper 69
Dress Maker 50
Cotton Spinner 48
Domestic Servant 47
Agricultural Labourer 47
General Servant 33
Cotton Operative 31
Labourer 30
Silk Weaver 28
Laundress 26
Cotton Piecer 26
Cotton Winder 24
Annuitant 23
Charwoman 22
Farm Labourer 22
No Occupation 18
Carpenter 17
Gardener 17
Joiner 17
Carter 16
Butcher 15

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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