Whitmore Family History
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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