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Where did the English Whitear family come from? What is the English Whitear family crest and coat of arms? When did the Whitear family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Whitear family history?
Spelling variations of this family name include: Whittier, Whittyer, Whittear, Whityer, Whithear, Wittier, Wittyer, Wittyere, Wittyer, Whitear, Whittear, Whitehair, Withere, Wityere, Wityear, Whityear, Wittiere, Wityear, Wytyear and many more.
First found in Huntingdon where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. The Saxon influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. But Saxon surnames survived and the family name was first referenced in the year 1273 when Eustace and Thomas Whittowere held estates in that shire.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Whitear research. Another 272 words(19 lines of text) covering the years 1279, 1455, and 1487 are included under the topic Early Whitear History in all our PDF Extended History products.
More information is included under the topic Early Whitear Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Reuben Whittier, who came to New England in 1730.
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: Esto fidelis
Motto Translation: Be Faithful.
The Whitear Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Whitear 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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