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Where did the English Whitefield family come from? What is the English Whitefield family crest and coat of arms? When did the Whitefield family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Whitefield family history?

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Spelling variations of this family name include: Whytefield, Whitfield, Whitefield, Whitefeild and others.

First found in Northumberland where they held a family seat from ancient times, and were Lords of the manor of Whitfield in that shire.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Whitefield research. Another 188 words(13 lines of text) covering the years 1650, 1714, and 1770 are included under the topic Early Whitefield History in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Another 38 words(3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Whitefield Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Some of the Whitefield family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 185 words(13 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Whitefield Settlers in the United States in the 17th Century


  • Gilbert Whitefield, who landed in Virginia in 1634
  • John Whitefield, who arrived in Dorchester, Massachusetts in 1634
  • Richard Whitefield settled in Virginia in 1635
  • Fasey Whitefield, who arrived in Maryland in 1672
  • Richard Whitefield, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1683


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  • Edwin Whitefield (1816-1892), English-born American landscape artist
  • George Whitefield (1714-1770), English evangelist
  • Karen Whitefield (b. 1970), Scottish Labour politician


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  1. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
  2. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
  3. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
  4. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
  5. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
  6. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
  7. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
  8. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
  9. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
  10. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
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The Whitefield Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Whitefield 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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