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Whitson History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms


Origins Available: English , Scottish


The name Whitson is an unusual combination of a nickname and a patronymic. The suffix indicates that it identifies the bearer by his father. Most patronymics refer to the father's first name, such as "Johnson." However, this name means "son of White," a name that the father must have earned because of some physical feature, probably white hair or an exceptionally pale complexion. Another, less likely possibility, is that the name is a shortened form of Whitston, or "White Stone," another popular surname.


Early Origins of the Whitson family


The surname Whitson was first found in Sussex, where the name was well-established prior to the 14th century. Whitson is a village in the outskirts of the city of Newport, south Wales. It's origin is unrelated to the surname as the village is believed to be derived from word "Whitestone." [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.

Early History of the Whitson family


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Whitson Spelling Variations


Spelling variations of this family name include: Whitson, Whiteson, Whitsun, Whitesun, Witesone and others.

Early Notables of the Whitson family (pre 1700)


Notables of this surname at this time include: John Whitson (c 1558-1629), an English merchant and politician, Member of Parliament for Bristol in 1605 and in 1628; his monument in St Nicholas described his as "a worthy pattern to all who came after him." Musketeers fired three volleys over his grave for his service. "He was born in 1557 at Clearwell in the parish of Newland, Gloucestershire and at the age of eighteen went to...
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Migration of the Whitson family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Whitson Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Ann Whitson, who arrived in Virginia in 1654
  • Ann Whitson, who landed in Virginia in 1654 [2]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)

Whitson Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Ephraim Whitson, aged 26, who arrived in New York in 1812 [2]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)
  • Ephraim Whitson, who arrived in New York in 1812 at the age of 26

Whitson Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • John Whitson, aged 35, who landed in America from Blakeney, Gloucestershire, in 1905
  • John Whitson, aged 27, who landed in America from Selkirk, Scotland, in 1905
  • Beatrice Whitson, aged 18, who immigrated to America from Small Heath, in 1906
  • Georges Whitson, aged 25, who landed in America from Walkends, England, in 1907
  • Helen Whitson, aged 25, who settled in America from Edinburgh, Scotland, in 1907
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Whitson Settlers in Canada in the 20th Century

  • Agnes Whitson, aged 35, who settled in Toronto, Canada, in 1909

Whitson Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • A. Whitson, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Zealandia" in 1878

Contemporary Notables of the name Whitson (post 1700)


  • Michelle Elaine Whitson, American former model from Kansas, 2nd runner-up to Miss America 1980
  • Edmund Stuart Whitson Jr. (b. 1941), American former politician, Member of the Florida House of Representatives (1967-1971)
  • Stephanie Grace Whitson (b. 1952), American novelist
  • Elizabeth Whitson, American actress, known for Get the Girl (2015), Awkward (2011) and Pretty Little Liars (2010)
  • Karsten E. Whitson (b. 1991), American professional baseball pitcher for the Boston Red Sox
  • Susan Dryden Whitson, American press secretary to First Lady Laura Bush
  • Edward Whitson (1852-1910), United States federal judge who was nominated by President Theodore Roosevelt
  • Frank Whitson (1877-1946), American film actor who appeared in 66 films between 1915 and 1937
  • Richard Shay Whitson (b. 1986), American professional mixed martial arts fighter
  • Beth Slater Whitson (1879-1930), American lyricist, best remembered for the songs "Meet Me Tonight in Dreamland" (1909) and "Let Me Call You Sweetheart" (1910)
  • ... (Another 6 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Historic Events for the Whitson family



USS Arizona

  • Mr. Ernest Hubert Whitson Jr., American Musician Second Class from California, USA working aboard the ship "USS Arizona" when she sunk during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on 7th December 1941, he died in the sinking [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Pearl Harbour: USS Arizona Casualties List Pearl Harbour December 7, 1941. (Retrieved 2018, July 31st). Retrieved from http://pearl-harbor.com/arizona/casualtylist.html

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Citations


  1. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
  2. ^ 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)
  3. ^ Pearl Harbour: USS Arizona Casualties List Pearl Harbour December 7, 1941. (Retrieved 2018, July 31st). Retrieved from http://pearl-harbor.com/arizona/casualtylist.html


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