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Early Origins of the Bittick family

The surname Bittick was first found in Holland, where the name became noted for its many branches in the region, each house acquiring a status and influence which was envied by the princes of the region. The name was first recorded in Overyssel, a province of Holland bordering Drenthe, Gelderland and Zutphen. The capital is Zwolle although Enschede is the largest town. Other towns to the south include Deventer, Hengelo, Kampen (noted for its fine town hall) and Almelo.

The ancient family were the Counts Aldenburg Bentinck since 1732 but were a noble medieval family. In their later history the surname became a power unto themselves and were elevated to the ranks of nobility as they grew into this most influential family.

Early History of the Bittick family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bittick research. Another 102 words (7 lines of text) covering the years 1688, 1649, 1709, 1649 and 1670 are included under the topic Early Bittick History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Bittick Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Bentinck, Bentick, Bentik, Bentink and others.

Early Notables of the Bittick family (pre 1700)

From this era of Dutch history, those of this who distinguished themselves included Sir William Cavendish-Bentinck, 6th Duke of Portland, Marquis of Titchfield, Earl of Portland, Viscount Woodstock and Baron Cirencester and Bolsover, Knight of St. John of Jerusalem. William Bentinck first Earl of Portland (1649-1709), is generally stated to have been born in 1649, but the Dutch historian, Groen van Prinsterer, dates his birth four years earlier. "He was of a noble family, the son of Henry Bentinck, of Diepenheim, in Overyssel, and the nephew of a general officer in the...
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United States Bittick migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Bittick Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • John Bittick, who settled in California in 1872

Contemporary Notables of the name Bittick (post 1700) +

  • Charles Greene "Chuck" Bittick Jr. (1939-2005), American water polo player at the 1960 Summer Olympics

The Bittick 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: Craignez honte
Motto Translation: Fear shame. on Facebook