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The distinguished surname Whittlesey came from England to Ireland in several different waves, beginning with the Anglo- Norman invasion of the 12th century. As an Irish name, this name has been used as a translation of various Gaelic names incorporating the Gaelic word, "bán," which means "white."

Whittlesey Early Origins



The surname Whittlesey was first found in Ireland after the Anglo- Norman invasion of the 12th century, when Walter Whyte is known to have come to Ireland with 'Strongbow'. The earliest bearers of this name settled mostly in counties Down and Sligo (Irish: Sligeach), in the province of Connacht in Northwestern Ireland, where their names became MacWhite, MacFaoitigh, de Faoite and the like.

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Whittlesey Spelling Variations


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Whittlesey Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Whyte, Wight, Whight, White, MacWhite, MacFaoitigh and many more.

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Whittlesey Early History


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Whittlesey Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Whittlesey research. Another 260 words (19 lines of text) covering the years 1213, 1414, 1572, 1575, 1584, 1648, 1738, 1820, 1835, 1863, and 1893 are included under the topic Early Whittlesey History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Whittlesey Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Whittlesey Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 41 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Whittlesey Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Whittlesey Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Augusta M. Whittlesey, who emigrated to the United States, in 1903
  • Caroline Whittlesey, aged 58, who landed in America, in 1908
  • Mrs. H. C. Whittlesey, who settled in America, in 1908
  • Frances C. Whittlesey, aged 68, who landed in America, in 1910
  • Jeannie Whittlesey, aged 50, who landed in America, in 1910
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Whittlesey (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Whittlesey (post 1700)



  • William Augustus Whittlesey (1796-1866), U.S. Representative from Ohio
  • Thomas Tucker Whittlesey (1798-1868), U.S. Representative from Connecticut
  • Charles Frederick Whittlesey (1867-1941), American architect
  • Charles Whittlesey (1808-1886), American soldier, geologist and an investigator of mounds relics
  • Colonel Charles White Whittlesey (1884-1921), American Medal of Honor recipient
  • Frederick Whittlesey (1799-1851), U.S. Representative from New York
  • Elisha Whittlesey (1783-1863), American lawyer, civil servant and U.S. Representative from Ohio
  • Faith Ryan Whittlesey (b. 1939), former American Republican politician and White House Senior Staff member
  • William Whittlesey (d. 1374), English Bishop of Rochester, then Bishop of Worcester, then finally Archbishop of Canterbury

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Motto



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: Echel agus coruic
Motto Translation: The axle and coryg.


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
    2. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
    3. O'Hart, John. Irish Pedigress 5th Edition in 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0737-4).
    4. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
    5. Woodham-Smith, Cecil. The Great Hunger Ireland 1845-1849. New York: Old Town Books, 1962. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-385-3).
    6. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    7. Vicars, Sir Arthur. Index to the Prerogative Wills of Ireland 1536-1810. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    8. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of Ireland. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1969. Print.
    9. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    10. Bell, Robert. The Book of Ulster Surnames. Belfast: Blackstaff, 1988. Print. (ISBN 10-0856404160).
    11. ...

    The Whittlesey Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Whittlesey 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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