Whitter / Witter

Surname, DNA & Family History

1841 Census, England

At the time of the 1841 Census the surname and its variants were most commonly found in Lancashire (136), Cheshire (88) and in Cornwall (69). About 47% of the Whitters came from North West England and 20% from South West England. The majority of the Whitters in 1841 were part of the english working class and worked either on the fields, the docks, the mines or the mills.
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Distribution across England, according to the 1841 Census:

  • 1841 Census Whitter Witter Wither Whitta Overall Percentage
    England 130 192 118 45 475 100,00
    Lancashire 25 91 20 0 136 28,63
    Cheshire 11 77 0 0 88 18,53
    Cornwall 36 1 0 33 69 14,53
    Devon 28 0 1 0 29 6,11
    Middlesex 12 9 10 1 32 6,74
    Hampshire 0 0 27 0 27 5,68
    Gloucestersh. 0 0 29 0 29 6,11
    Suffolk 0 0 0 10 10 2,11
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