Whittaker is a surname and given name, and may refer to:
* Charles Evans Whittaker (1901–1973), associate justice of the U.S. Supreme court from 1957 to 1962
* David Whittaker (born 1957), computer game programmer
* E. T. Whittaker (1873–1956), English mathematician
* Gavin Whittaker, Canadian politician
* Jack Whittaker (Canadian politician), Canadian politician
* Jack Whittaker (lottery winner) (born 1947), American US$315 million lottery winner
* Jim Whittaker (born 1929), American mountaineer, first American to summit Mount Everest (1963), twin brother of Lou
* John Whittaker (born 1945), British member of the European Parliament
* John Avery Whittaker, fictional character in the "Adventures in Odyssey" radio series
* Johnson Chesnut Whittaker, a 19th century West Point student and victim of assault.
* Lou Whittaker (born 1929), American mountaineer, high-altitude and glacier-travel guide, twin brother of Jim
* Maria Whittaker (born 1969), a topless model.
* Rebecca Whittaker, Canadian politician
* Robert Harding Whittaker (1920–1980), American vegetation ecologist
* Roger Whittaker (born 1936), British singer/songwriter and musician
* Sally Whittaker (born 1963), British soap opera actress
* Steven Whittaker (born 1984), British footballer
* Tom Whittaker (footballer) (1898–1956), English football player, trainer, and manager
* Tom Whittaker (mountaineer) (born 1948), mountaineer, first disabled person to summit Mount Everest
* Whittaker Chambers (1901–1961), American writer, witness in Alger Hiss espionage case

ee also

* Whittaker's, a chocolate candy concern.
* Whittaker and Watson, a mathematics book, "A Course of Modern Analysis".
* Whittaker function, a mathematical function, the confluent hypergeometric function
* Whitaker

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  • Whittaker — ist der Familienname folgender Personen: Bob Whittaker (* 1939), US amerikanischer Politiker Charles Evans Whittaker (1901–1973), US amerikanischer Richter am Obersten Gerichtshof der Vereinigten Staaten Edmund Taylor Whittaker (1873–1956),… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • WHITTAKER (E.) — WHITTAKER sir EDMUND (1873 1956) Mathématicien anglais dont les travaux portent principalement sur les équations différentielles et aux dérivées partielles et sur leurs applications à la physique mathématique et à l’astronomie. De 1906 à 1912,… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Whittaker —   [ wɪtɪkə], Sir (seit 1945) Edmund Taylor, britischer Astronom und Mathematiker, * Birkdale (County Lancashire) 24. 10. 1873, ✝ Edinburgh 24. 3. 1956; ab 1905 Professor für Astronomie in Dublin und »Royal Astronomer of Ireland«, 1912 46… …   Universal-Lexikon

  • Whittaker — Whittaker, Jakob, von 1784–87 Hauptstadt der Shaker, s.d …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Whittaker — Cette page d’homonymie répertorie les différents sujets et articles partageant un même nom. Robert Harding Whittaker, un botaniste américain Edmund Taylor Whittaker, un mathématicien britannique David Whittaker, un créateur de jeu vidéo David… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Whittaker's — J.H. Whittaker Sons, Ltd ( Whittaker s ) [http://www.whittakers.co.nz/] is a confectionery manufacturer specialising in chocolate, based in Porirua, New Zealand. The company started in Christchurch by James Henry Whittaker in 1896, relocating… …   Wikipedia

  • Whittaker — Систематик живой природы Автор наименований ряда ботанических таксонов. В ботанической (бинарной) номенклатуре эти названия дополняются сокращением «Whittaker» …   Википедия

  • Whittaker — This interesting surname is of Anglo Saxon origin, and is a locational name either from Whitacre in Warwickshire; Whitaker (Lancashire); Whiteacre in Waltham, Kent; or from Wheatacre near Beccles, Norfolk. The former two places derive their name… …   Surnames reference

  • Whittaker — biographical name Charles Evans 1901 1973 American jurist …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Whittaker — /hwit euh keuhr, wit /, n. Charles Evans, 1901 73, U.S. jurist: associate justice of the U.S. Supreme Court 1957 62. * * * …   Universalium