Whitaker is a family name with a history dating back to the middle ages in Europe. Whitaker was originally from Anglo-Saxon origins. Records dating back to 1223 suggest there was a contingency of Whitaker's in the county of Oxfordshire. During the period of the British Empire the surname spread with the colonies to areas of America, Asia, India and Australia.
Whitaker is currently at number 1758 of the UK's most popular last names. There are approximately 77703 with the last name Whitaker living in Europe. The county of Cambridgeshire in the UK currently holds the highest density of people with the surname Whitaker. If history is to be believed the late 20th century Whitaker's liked a drink or six. In 1928 a person called James Whitaker was sent to prison for misbehaviour. 32
The Whitaker family are well known for their lively personalities. Whitakers are believed to be linked to Saturn which causes them to often be inteligent.