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Origins of the Whittaker surname

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About the Whittakers

We have a total number of 155464 records for people with the last name Whittaker.

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Alternative variations of the name Whittaker

Whittaker, Whitaker, Whitacre, Whittacre, Whiteacre

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Where do most Whittakers live?

In 1921, most Whittakers lived in London.

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Interesting facts about Whittakers

How common is your surname?

324th most common surname in the UK

We have 138,000 records for the Whittaker surname. The oldest one dates back to .

Who were Whittakers most likely to marry?




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What are the most common Whittaker first names?

  • John
  • William
  • Mary
  • Elizabeth

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Common jobs for Whittakers

Men and women often performed different types of jobs, so these are displayed by gender to maintain their historical accuracy.

Common Female occupations for Whittakers in 1921
Cotton Weaver


Weaver Cotton




Cotton Winder




Common Male occupations for Whittakers in 1921
Cotton Weaver


Coal Miner


General Labourer




Cotton Spinner


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