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Where did the English Witridge family come from? What is the English Witridge family crest and coat of arms? When did the Witridge family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Witridge family history?
Spelling variations of this family name include: Whitteridge, Whitrigg, Whittridge, Wyterik, Whiterigg, Witterigg, Whyterigg, Whyteryk, Witerigg, Whitrigg, Whitridge, Witridge, Whiteridge, Whitredge, Whittred, Whitherick, Wittrick, Wittridge, Witrick, Whiteright, Whitewright, Witterick, Widrich, Whitrick, Wythrich, Witherick and many more.
First found in Cumberland 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 Robert de Whyterigg held lands.
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Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: William Whittridge, who came to Ipswich, MA in 1635 with his wife Elizabeth and their son Thomas, Nathaniel Whittredge, who is on record in Lynn, Massachusetts in 1637.
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 Witridge Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Witridge 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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