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Where did the Scottish Wharton family come from? What is the Scottish Wharton family crest and coat of arms? When did the Wharton family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Wharton family history?
Spelling variations of this family name include: Wharton, Warton and others.
First found in Cumberland, where they held a family seat from very ancient times, some say before the Norman Conquest in 1066.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Wharton research. Another 351 words(25 lines of text) covering the years 1200, 1731, 1545, 1555, 1625, 1588, 1622, 1614, 1622, 1615, 1684, 1613, 1696, 1614, 1673, 1676, 1670, 1617, 1681, 1648, 1715, 1698 and 1731 are included under the topic Early Wharton History in all our PDF Extended History products.
Another 221 words(16 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Wharton Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the Wharton family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 37 words(3 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Wharton Settlers in the United States in the 17th Century
- Phillip Wharton settled in Bermuda in 1635
- Phillipp Wharton, aged 14, landed in Bermuda in 1635
- George Wharton settled in Virginia in 1643
- Edward Wharton, who landed in Salem, Massachusetts in 1663
- Ralph Wharton, who arrived in Maryland in 1667
Wharton Settlers in the United States in the 18th Century
- Gilbert Wharton, who landed in Barbados in 1701
- Jane Wharton, who landed in Virginia in 1701
- Thomas Wharton settled in Boston, in 1712
- Thomas Wharton, who arrived in Boston, Massachusetts in 1712
- Richard Wharton, who landed in Virginia in 1714
Wharton Settlers in the United States in the 19th Century
- James Wharton, who arrived in Maryland in 1806
- Robert Wharton, who arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1811
- Joseph Wharton, who arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1811
- George Wharton, who arrived in New Jersey in 1812
- John Austin Wharton (1828-1865), American Confederate general during the American Civil War
- Joseph Wharton (1826-1909), American merchant, industrialist, and philanthropist, founder of the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and co-founded the Bethlehem Steel company
- Edith Newbold Wharton (1861-1937), American novelist
- Vincent Neil Wharton (b. 1961), American vocalist and musician
- Ken Wharton (1916-1957), Formula One driver from England
- Sir Thomas Wharton III, 1st Baron Wharton. The title is now in abeyance and claimed by co heiresses Hon. Myrtle Robinson and Hon. Caroline Appleyard-List
- Philip Wharton (1698-1731), Irish politician
- Thomas Wharton (1648-1714), Irish Whig statesman
The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.
Motto: Generosus nascitur non fit
Motto Translation: The gentleman is born not made.
- Leyburn, James Graham. The Scotch-Irish A Social History. Chapel Hill: UNC Press, 1962. Print. (ISBN 0807842591).
- Bolton, Charles Knowles. Scotch Irish Pioneers In Ulster and America. Montana: Kessinger Publishing. Print.
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- Dorward, David. Scottish Surnames. Glasgow: Harper Collins, 1995. Print.
- Bloxham, Ben. Key to Parochial Registers of Scotland From Earliest Times Through 1854 2nd edition. Provo, UT: Stevenson's Genealogical Center, 1979. Print.
- Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry Including American Families with British Ancestry 2 Volumes. London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
- Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
- Moncrieffe, Sir Ian of That Ilk and Don Pottinger. Clan Map Scotland of Old. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1983. Print.
- Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
- Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
The Wharton Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Wharton Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.
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