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
Cotton Weaver 274
General Labourer 84
Living On Own Means 80
Cotton Spinner 63
Coal Miner Hewer 60
Dress Maker 56
Farmer 37
General Servant Domestic 35
Coal Hewer 35
Scholar 33
Domestic Servant 31
Cotton Card Room Hand 29
Cotton Winder 27
Cook Domestic 21
Coal Miner 21
Gardener Domestic 17
Dressmaker 16
Blacksmith 16
Iron Moulder 15
Agricultural Labourer 15
Cotton C Weaver 15
Grocer 15
Butcher 14
House Keeper Domestic 14
House Maid Domestic 14

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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