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Whitmore Name Meaning

habitational name from any of various places named Whitmore, for example in Staffordshire, from Old English hwit ‘white’ + mor ‘moor’. Some bearers of the name are descended from John of Whytenmere, Shropshire, who lived in the 13th century. This form is probably a variant of Whittimere, a place on the Staffordshire–Shropshire border, named in Old English most probably as ‘pool associated with someone called Hwita’.

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

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Whitmore Family Origin

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Whitmore Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    36%
  • Laborer

    6%
  • Keeping House

    6%
  • Carpenter

    4%

In 1880, the most common Whitmore occupation in the USA was Farmer. 36% of Whitmore's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Whitmore. A less common occupation for the Whitmore family was Carpenter.

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