Whitehall is a family name that research shows has been established since the tenth century. Whitehall was originally from British origins. First historical evidence of the surname dates to the county of Wiltshire in 1217. The surname went global in the fifteenth and sixteenth century with the growth of the British empire and the setting up of colonies abroad.
Whitehall is the 1182nd most popular surname in the world. In the UK alone there are 120327 people with the surname Whitehall. The recently published 1911 census carried out by H.M. Treasury for the United Kingdom shows the largest number of Whitehall's in the county of Cornwall. If a certain legal document is to be believed the late 20th century Whitehall's liked a drink or three. 115