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Whittlesey Family History & Genealogy

709 biographies and 4 photos with the Whittlesey last name. Discover the family history, nationality, origin and common names of Whittlesey family members.
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Whittlesey Last Name History & Origin

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Updated Jul 21, 2022

Summary

The Whittlesey surname is an English last name that originated from Whittlesey which is a market town and civil parish in the Fenland district of Cambridgeshire, England. It is believed that this location was a Roman station.

History

Early census records in the late 1800s show that Derbyshire and Northumberland had the most people with the last name Whittlesey.

Name Origin

Some would say that Whittlesey was first found in Lancashire and that the name means "Whittle in the Woods".

Spellings & Pronunciations

There are a number of variations for Whittlesey which include:
Whittle
Whittall
Wittle
Whittell
Wittel
Wittell

Nationality & Ethnicity

English - United Kingdom.

Famous People named Whittlesey

Charles Frederick Whittlesey (1867-1941) was a famous architect who designed the Philharmonic Auditorium, the Hotel Huntington in Pasadena, a number of railway stations, and was one of the first to use reinforced concrete.


Enid Whittlesey, daughter of Charles Frederick Whittlesey, was famous for a few reasons including including for her performances in the The Marion Morgan Dancers, her marriage to Oakland musician Ray Youngman (see Husband Who Says Fear Made Him Bigamist Now is Dodging the Police), and her murder which inspired an episode of Forensic Files.

Early Whittleseys

These are the earliest records we have of the Whittlesey family.

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Whittlesey Death Records & Life Expectancy

The average age of a Whittlesey family member is 73.4 years old according to our database of 574 people with the last name Whittlesey that have a birth and death date listed.

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