The distinguished surname Wyte 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 Wyte family
The surname Wyte 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 Wyte family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Wyte research.Another 126 words (9 lines of text) covering the years 1213, 1414, 1572, 1575, 1584, 1648, 1738, 1820, 1835, 1863, and 1893 are included under the topic Early Wyte History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Wyte Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Whyte, Wight, Whight, White, MacWhite, MacFaoitigh and many more.
Early Notables of the Wyte family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Wyte family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: William White and his wife Susannah, who immigrated to Plymouth in 1620 with their sons Resolve and Peregrine (who was born in Cape Cod Harbour on board the Mayflower in 1620.
The Wyte 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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