Meaning and Origin of: Whitmore

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First name origins & meanings:

  • Old English : White

Last name origin & meaning:

  • English : habitational name from any of various places named Whitmore, for example in Staffordshire, from Old English hwīt ‘white’ + mōr ‘moor’.
  • English : Some bearers of the name are descended from John of Whytenmere, Shropshire, who lived in the 13th century. This form is probably a variant of Whittimere, a place on the Staffordshire–Shropshire border, named in Old English most probably as ‘pool associated with someone called Hwīta’.
  • English : Francis Whitmore settled in Cambridge, MA, before 1648.