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Whittet Country of Origin, Nationality, & Ethnicity

The name Whittet is of Scottish origin, with the earliest recorded instances of the name being found in the Parish of Dunbarney, Dundee, and Perth.

Whittet Meaning & Etymology

The meaning of the name "Whittet" is not entirely clear. It may be derived from one of two Olde English terms: "huit" (white) or "wiht" (dweller by a bend or curve). Combined with "et", a shortened form of the French "petit" (small), Whittet may mean "Little White", "Son of White", or "Son of he who dwelt by a bend in the river or road". Alternatively, Whittet may be an alternative spelling of Whitehead or Whiteyate. Another explanation is that Whittet is named after a dwelling-place. In the records, there are a number of Whittets residing in Scotland at the Weets of Baiglie. As some ancestors use the spelling "Weetet", the name may reflect this location.

Whittet Life Expectancy

According to our database of 220 people with the last name Whittet that have a birth and death date listed:

Life Expectancy

69.5
years

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Most Common Whittet First Names

According to our database of 350 people with the last name Whittet that have a first name listed, these are the most common first names:

  • James 5.4%
  • John 3.7%
  • Margaret 3.1%
  • Robert 3.1%
  • William 2.9%
  • Peter 2.6%
  • David 2.0%
  • Whittet 2.0%
  • Mary 1.7%
  • Alex 1.7%
  • Charles 1.4%
  • Alexander 1.4%
  • Daniel 1.4%
  • Ellis 1.4%
  • Ruth 1.1%
  • Cora 1.1%
  • Campbell 0.9%
  • Wallace 0.9%
  • Harold 0.9%
  • Elsie 0.9%
  • Dorothy 0.9%
  • Goudie 0.9%
  • G 0.9%
  • Janet 0.9%
  • Florence 0.9%
  • George 0.9%
  • Mcdonald 0.9%
  • Jean 0.9%
  • Arthur 0.9%
  • Ethel 0.6%
  • Thomas 0.6%
  • Rowland 0.6%
  • Jay 0.6%
  • Ronald 0.6%
  • Annie 0.6%
  • Lawrence 0.6%
  • Gilbert 0.6%
  • Henry 0.6%
  • Blenda 0.6%
  • Ernest 0.6%
  • Blend 0.6%
  • Eva 0.6%
  • Ann 0.6%
  • Andrew 0.6%
  • Porter 0.6%
  • Stanley 0.6%
  • Agnes 0.6%
  • Billy 0.6%
  • Lucy 0.6%
  • Wilbur 0.6%

Whittet Pronunciation & Spelling Variations

Alternate spellings include Weittit, Witit, Weetit, Wyttet, Quhittit, Witet, Weetet, Weetite, Witite, and Wytet.

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