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 1,038
Cotton Weaver 313
Coal Miner 178
General Labourer 78
Cotton Spinner 58
Dress Maker 55
Agricultural Labourer 52
Farmer 46
Labourer 44
Living On Her Own Means 41
Living On Own Means 39
Domestic Servant 38
Laundress 29
Cotton Winder 28
Grocer 28
General Servant Domestic 26
General Servant 24
House Keeper 23
Carter 23
Blacksmith 23
Gardener 21
Joiner 21
Farm Labourer 17
Butcher 15
Cotton Piecer 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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