Meaning and Origin of: Whitman

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First name origins & meanings:

  • Old English : White

Last name origin & meaning:

  • English : from Middle English whit ‘white’ + man ‘man’, either a nickname with the same sense as White, or else an occupational name for a servant of a bearer of the nickname White.
  • John Whitman settled in Weymouth, MA, in about 1638.