Origins Available: English
The distinguished surname Whittlesey came from England
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."
Early Origins of the Whittlesey family
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.
Early History of the Whittlesey family
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Whittlesey Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Whyte, Wight, Whight, White, MacWhite, MacFaoitigh and many more.
Early Notables of the Whittlesey family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Whittlesey family to the New World and Oceana
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
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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 CITATION[CLOSE]
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- William Whittlesey (d. 1374), English Bishop of Rochester, then Bishop of Worcester, then finally Archbishop of Canterbury
The Whittlesey 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.