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Whittington Family History

Whittington Name Meaning
English: habitational name from any of a large number of places called Whittington, for example in Gloucestershire, Worcestershire, Warwickshire, Shropshire, Staffordshire, Derbyshire, Lancashire, and Northumberland. The place name could mean ‘Hwita’s settlement’ (Old English Hwitantun), ‘settlement associated with Hwita’ (Old English Hwitingtun), or ‘(at the) white settlement’ (Old English (æt ð?m) hwitan tune).

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

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Name Distribution of Whittington Families

  • Number of Whittington families
     96 - 190
     33 - 95
     1 - 32
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Whittington families
     166 - 329
     56 - 165
     1 - 55
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Whittington families
     4 - 6
     2 - 3
     1
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Whittington Family Origin

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Whittington Immigration Information

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Average Life Expectancy for Whittington

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Whittington Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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