Meaning and Origin of: Whitaker

Family name origins & meanings

  • English : habitational name from any of various places named with Old English hwīt ‘white’ or hwǣte ‘wheat’ +æcer ‘cultivated land’, as for example Whitaker in Lancashire and Whitacre in Warwickshire (both ‘white field’) or Whiteacre in Kent and Wheatacre in Norfolk (both ‘wheat field’).

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