Last name: WHITAKER

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WHITAKER : This last name is indexed 187,965 times on Geneanet!

Origin of last name

WHITAKER : 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.

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