Whites History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

Early Origins of the Whites family

The surname Whites was first found in Gloucestershire 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 1176 Roger Wicht when they held lands.

Important Dates for the Whites family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Whites research. Another 73 words (5 lines of text) covering the years 1455 and 1487 are included under the topic Early Whites History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Whites Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Wight, Whight, Weight, White, Whyte, Wight, Whites, Whitte, Whyte, Wighte and many more.

Early Notables of the Whites family (pre 1700)

More information is included under the topic Early Whites Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Whites migration to the United States

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Whites Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • John Whites, aged 28, who landed in Rhode Island in 1812 [1]

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  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)
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