When Mary Anabel Whitaker was born about 1856, in Indiana, United States, her father, John Aquilla Whitaker, was 39 and her mother, Margret W. Pruitt, was 39. She lived in Spring Point Township, Cumberland, Illinois, United States in 1870.
English (Yorkshire and Lancashire): habitational name from Whitacre in Warwickshire or High Whitaker in Lancashire, both of whose names derive from Old English hwīt ‘white’ + æcer ‘field’. The name may also be derived from Wheatacre in Norfolk or Whiteacre in Waltham (Kent), both of which derive from Old English hwǣte ‘wheat’ + æcer ‘field’. Compare Whittaker .