Whittle Family History
Whittle Name Meaning
English: habitational name from Whittle (Lancashire Northumberland) Whittle le Woods (Lancashire) or a topographic name for someone who lived ‘(by the) white hill’ from Middle English whit(te) ‘white’ + hil(le) ‘hill’. Alternatively a topographic name for someone who lived ‘(by the) clear spring or stream’ from Middle English whit(te) + wel(la) wel(l)e ‘spring stream’. Occasionally this name may have been confused with Whitehall .
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022