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  • Aaron Whitaker (c.1640 - 1713)
    Biography Aaron Whiteaker was born about 1640 in Warwick District, Warwickshire, England and was baptized on 30 May 1641 in Croydon, Surrey, England. [1] He was the son of Mary Elizabeth (Camm, 162...
  • Abigail Parvin (1761 - 1795)
  • Abraham Whittier of Marblehead (1609 - bef.1674)
    Abraham Whitaker / Whittier* Birth[1][2][3][4] abt 1609 * Death[1][2][3][4] Oct 1674 Manchester, Essex, Massachusetts, United States* 1st unknown wife married circa 1639* 2nd wife Mary married circa 16...
  • Abraham Whitaker (1702 - 1739)
  • Alvis Whitaker (1909 - 1938)
    Alvis Whitaker BIRTH 12 May 1909 DEATH 10 Jun 1938 (aged 29) BURIAL Ramey Whitaker Cemetery Gypsy, Magoffin County, Kentucky, USA MEMORIAL ID 143997567 · View Source MEMORIAL PHOTOS 0 FLOWERS 0 School...

About the Whitaker surname

Two possible etymologies for Whitaker or Whittaker:

(Locality). The north part of a graveyard allotted to the poor was called whittaker, from wite, a penalty, and acre,--a place of burial for criminals. A culprit who could not discharge the penalty or wite became a 'witetheow,' and was buried in the wite-acre. Bailey defines Whittaker 'the north-east part of a flat or shoal--the middle ground.'

Source: An Etymological Dictionary of Family and Christian Names With an Essay on their Derivation and Import; Arthur, William, M.A.; New York, NY: Sheldon, Blake, Bleeker & CO., 1857.

English: habitational name from any of various places named with Old English hwit ‘white’ or hw?te ‘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’).

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names, Oxford University Press, ISBN 0-19-508137-4