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Whitelock History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



The name Whitelock comes from the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture of Britain. It was a name for a person with white hair. Looking back further, we find the name Whitelock was derived from the Old English words whit, meaning white and lock, meaning tress or hair.


Early Origins of the Whitelock family


The surname Whitelock was first found in Devon where they held a family seat from very ancient times, before and after the Norman Conquest in 1066.

Early History of the Whitelock family


This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Whitelock research.
Another 143 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1657, 1624, 1570, 1632, 1610, 1622, 1605, 1675, 1631, 1701, 1654 and 1659 are included under the topic Early Whitelock History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Whitelock Spelling Variations


Only recently has spelling become standardized in the English language. As the English language evolved in the Middle Ages, the spelling of names changed also. The name Whitelock has undergone many spelling variations, including Whitlock, Whitelock, Witlock and others.

Early Notables of the Whitelock family (pre 1700)


Notables of the family at this time include Sir James Whitelocke SL (1570-1632), an English judge and politician who sat in the House of Commons between 1610 and 1622; Sir Bulstrode Whitelocke (1605-1675), an...
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Migration of the Whitelock family to Ireland


Some of the Whitelock family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. More information about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Migration of the Whitelock family to the New World and Oceana


To escape the unstable social climate in England of this time, many families boarded ships for the New World with the hope of finding land, opportunity, and greater religious and political freedom. Although the voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, those families that arrived often found greater opportunities and freedoms than they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Whitelock were among those contributors:

Whitelock Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Anne Whitelock, who arrived in Virginia in 1652 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

Whitelock Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Isaac Whitelock, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1740-1741 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • William Whitelock, who settled in Barbados in 1776

Whitelock Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Marian Whitelock, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Jenny Lind" in 1850 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) JENNY LIND 1850. Retrieved http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1850JennyLind.gif

Contemporary Notables of the name Whitelock (post 1700)


  • Loran M. Whitelock, American botanist, a specialist in Cycads, a prehistoric plant
  • Richard Whitelock (b. 1930), American Libertarian politician, Candidate for Michigan State Senate, 1982 (13th District), 1998 (23rd District); Candidate for Presidential Elector for Michigan, 1984 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 8) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Charles Whitelock, American politician, Postmaster at Salisbury, Maryland, 1849-53, 1861-65 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 8) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Adam Whitelock (b. 1987), New Zealand rugby union footballer
  • Luke Whitelock (b. 1991), New Zealand rugby union footballer
  • George Whitelock (b. 1986), New Zealand rugby union player
  • Samuel Lawrence Whitelock (b. 1988), New Zealand rugby player
  • Henry Whitelock Torrens (1806-1852), English Foreign Office worker who assisted in the editing of the Calcutta Star, a weekly paper in 1839, Vice-President to the Asiatic Society of Bengal (1843–1845)
  • Thomas Whitelock Kempthorne (1834-1915), Cornish-born, New Zealand manufacturing chemist and businessman who co-founded Kempthorne Prosser in 1870 in Dunedin

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Citations


  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) JENNY LIND 1850. Retrieved http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1850JennyLind.gif
  3. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 8) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


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