Whitaker Family History
Whitaker Name Meaning
English (Yorkshire and Lancashire): habitational name from Whitacre in Warwickshire or High Whitaker in Lancashire both of whose names derive from Old English hwīt ‘white’ + æcer ‘field’. The name may also be derived from Wheatacre in Norfolk or Whiteacre in Waltham (Kent) both of which derive from Old English hwǣte ‘wheat’ + æcer ‘field’. Compare Whittaker .
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press