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Where did the English Witeman family come from? What is the English Witeman family crest and coat of arms? When did the Witeman family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Witeman family history?The earliest origins of the family name Witeman date back to the Anglo-Saxon culture of Britain. It was a name given to a person with a pale complexion or blond hair. 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. The name means "white man."
Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago, spelling variations of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, French and other languages became incorporated into English through the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Witeman include Whiteman, Whitman, Wightman, Whyteman and others.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Witeman research. Another 276 words(20 lines of text) covering the years 1566, 1612, 1688, and 1716 are included under the topic Early Witeman History in all our PDF Extended History products.
Another 37 words(3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Witeman Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the Witeman family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 147 words(10 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products.
A great wave of immigration to the New World was the result of the enormous political and religious disarray that struck England at that time. Families left for the New World in extremely large numbers. The long journey was the end of many immigrants and many more arrived sick and starving. Still, those who made it were rewarded with an opportunity far greater than they had known at home in England. These emigrant families went on to make significant contributions to these emerging colonies in which they settled. Some of the first North American settlers carried this name or one of its variants:
Witeman Settlers in the United States in the 18th Century
The Witeman Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Witeman 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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