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
School 791
Cotton Weaver 147
Coal Miner Hewer 93
Weaver 76
Private Means 64
Labourer 57
General Labourer 45
Dressmaker 39
Farm Labourer 39
At Home 37
Clerk 35
None 35
At School 35
Cotton Spinner 35
Farmer 35
Weaver Cotton 34
Housekeeper 29
General Servant (domestic) 27
Carter 25
Coal Miner (hewer) 22
Domestic Servant 21
House Keeper 21
Railway Clerk 20
Assisting In Business 19
Assisting In The Business 19

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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