Whittaker
Origin/Usage
English
Pronunciation
WIT-ə-kər
Meaning
Wheat farm
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Whittaker is an Anglo-Saxon locational name for people who come from Whitacre in Warwickshire or Whitekar in Lancashire. The place name Whittaker is derived from the Old English words 'hwaete', which means 'wheat', and 'aecer', which means 'cultivated land'. The name therefore means 'land where wheat is cultivated'.

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