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All you have to know about the last name WHITTINGHAM

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WHITTINGHAM : This last name is indexed 34,641 times on Geneanet!

Origin of last name

WHITTINGHAM : English: habitational name from any of the places called Whittingham (in Lancashire and Northumberland) Little Whittingham now Little Whittingham Green (Suffolk) or less likely Whittinghame (East Lothian). The placenames probably mean ‘the homestead of the people of a man called Hwīta or Witta’ from the Old English personal name Hwīta (or Witta in the Suffolk name) + the Old English group name suffix -ingas (genitive -inga-) + hām ‘village homestead’. The name may also derive from Wittenham (Berkshire) which is named from the Old English personal name Witta (genitive Wittan) + Old English hamm ‘water meadow’. This surname is also found in Wales.

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