Whitworth Name Meaning: A habitational name from several places named 'Whitworth'.Old English hwita 'white + woro 'enclosure'.
Whitworth means the 'white wood' and could represent somebody from a 'birch forest'.
THE most famous name in British Engineering, it being impossible to manufacture any product without the use of the Whitworth measurement and Whitworth steel, created by Sir Joseph Whitworth,1803-1887.
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