The surname Whitrow was first found in Devon 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 13th century when they held lands.
Important Dates for the Whitrow family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Whitrow research. Another 72 words (5 lines of text) covering the years 1455 and 1487 are included under the topic Early Whitrow History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Whitrow Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Whitrow, Whitroe, Whitro, Whittrow, Witrow and many more.
Early Notables of the Whitrow family (pre 1700)
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Whitrow migration to the United States
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Typical Whitrow Emigration from the United Kingdom to North America
Whitrow Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
Robert Whitrow, who settled in Maryland in 1671
Robert Whitrow, who arrived in Maryland in 1671 
Contemporary Notables of the name Whitrow (post 1700)
Benjamin John Whitrow (1937-2017), English BAFTA TV Award nominated actor, best known for his role as Mr Bennet in the 1995 BBC version of Pride and Prejudice
Gerald James Whitrow (1912-2000), British mathematician, cosmologist and science historian, Emeritus Professor and Senior Research Fellow of the Imperial College
^ 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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