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Where did the English Whitted family come from? What is the English Whitted family crest and coat of arms? When did the Whitted family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Whitted family history?Whitted is a name of Anglo-Saxon origin. It was a name given to a whitehaired or fair-haired person. The surname Whitted is derived from the Old English words hwit, which means white, and heafod, which means head. A broad and miscellaneous class of surnames, nickname surnames referred to a characteristic of the first person who used the name. They can describe the bearer's favored style of clothing, appearance, habits, or character.
Before the last few hundred years, the English language had no fast system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations are commonly found in early Anglo-Saxon surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Whitted were recorded, including Whitehedd, Whited, Whitehead, Whytehead and others.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Whitted research. Another 161 words(12 lines of text) covering the years 1300, 1300, 1523, 1537, 1629, 1609, 1625, 1594, 1663, 1628, 1653, 1629, 1684 and 1660 are included under the topic Early Whitted History in all our PDF Extended History products.
Another 143 words(10 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Whitted Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the Whitted family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 53 words(4 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products.
To escape oppression and starvation at that time, many English families left for the "open frontiers" of the New World with all its perceived opportunities. In droves people migrated to the many British colonies, those in North America in particular, paying high rates for passages in cramped, unsafe ships. Although many of the settlers did not make the long passage alive, those who did see the shores of North America perceived great opportunities before them. Many of the families that came from England went on to make essential contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Research into various historical records revealed some of first members of the Whitted family emigrate to North America: Daniel Whitehead settled at Hempstead in New York in 1631; Richard Whitehead settled in New England in 1630; John Whitehead settled in New Haven Conn. in 1630.
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: Dum spiro spero
Motto Translation: While I have breath I hope.
The Whitted Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Whitted 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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