First name origin & meaning:
Old English: White
First name variations: White, Whitey, Whitcomb, Whitby, Whitelaw, Whitfield, Whitford, Whitley, Whitlock, Whitman, Whittaker, Whit
Last name origins & meanings:
- 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.
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