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Origin and popularity of the name WHITWORTH

Origin

Whitworth : English (Lancashire Yorkshire North Midlands): habitational name from Whitworth in Rochdale (Lancashire) and possibly also from Whitworth (Durham). The placenames derive from the Old English personal name Hwīta or Old English hwīt ‘white’ + worth ‘enclosure’.

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Source : DAFN2 : Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, ©2022 by Patrick Hanks and Oxford University Press
FANBI : The Oxford Dictionary if Family Names in Britain and Ireland, ©2016, University of the West of England

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Geographic distribution of the 10,812 individuals with the name WHITWORTH on Geneanet.

 

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    (250 individuals)
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    (153 individuals)

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