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Meaning and Origin of: Whitmore boy

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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:

  1. English: habitational name from any of various places named Whitmore, for example in Staffordshire, from Old English hwīt ‘white’ + mōr ‘moor’.
  2. 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’.
  3. English: Francis Whitmore settled in Cambridge, MA, before 1648.
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