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Multiple Origins for the Surname De witt


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De witt Early Origins



The surname De witt was first found in the western Netherlands near the city of Dordecht. This very old city dates back to at least 1120 and one of the first records of the surname was Jan de Witte, a patrician who lived around 1295.

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De witt Spelling Variations


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De witt Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Witt, Witte, De Witt, De Witte, De Wit, Dewitt and others.

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De witt Early History


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De witt Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our De witt research. Another 169 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1672, 1548, 1621, 1545, 1622, 1589, 1674, 1573, 1637, 1619, 1621, 1624, 1681, 1625, 1672, 1618, 1676, 1623, 1672, 1625, 1672, 1623, 1677, 1696 and 1769 are included under the topic Early De witt History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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De witt Early Notables (pre 1700)


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De witt Early Notables (pre 1700)



From this era of Dutch history, those of this who distinguished themselves included Jacob Fransz de Witt (1548-1621), Burgemeester of Dordrecht, member of the States of Holland; Cornelis Fransz de Witt (1545-1622), Burgemeester and regent of Dordrecht, member of the States of Holland and West Friesland; Jacob de Witt, heer van...

Another 105 words (8 lines of text) are included under the topic Early De witt 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:

De witt Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Tierck Claase DeWitt, who landed in New Netherland(s) in 1620-1664
  • Jacob Dewitt, who landed in Virginia in 1637
  • Tjark Classen DeWitt, who landed in America in 1650
  • Pieter Janse DeWitt, who landed in New York in 1652
  • Tjerck Claessen DeWitt, who arrived in New York in 1653
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

De witt Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • John DeWitt, who arrived in New Jersey in 1738
  • Henry DeWitt, aged 14, arrived in New York in 1775

De witt Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • James C Dewitt, who landed in Texas in 1835
  • H E DeWitt, aged 20, landed in New York, NY in 1847
  • Geert Simon DeWitt, aged 18, arrived in New York in 1848
  • T DeWitt, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1850
  • Theodore DeWitt, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1850
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

De witt Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Mr. Everet Dewitt U.E., "Everett, Evert" who settled in Canada c. 1784 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  • Mr. Garton DeWitt U.E. who settled in Canada c. 1784 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  • Mr. Jacob DeWitt U.E. who settled in Canada c. 1784 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X

De witt Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • James Dewitt, who arrived in Canada in 1841

De witt Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • John De Witt arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "John Woodall" in 1849

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Contemporary Notables of the name De witt (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name De witt (post 1700)



  • John Dewitt (1881-1930), American Olympic sliver medalist for hammer throw at the 1904 Summer Games
  • Brigadier-General Wallace DeWitt (1878-1949), American Assistant Surgeon-General of the Army (1935-1939)
  • General John Lesesne DeWitt (1880-1962), American Commanding General Western Defense Command (1941-1943)
  • Brigadier-General Calvin Jr. DeWitt (1894-1989), American Commanding Officer Nagoya & Kobe Bases (1945-1946)
  • Helen DeWitt (b. 1957), American novelist
  • Keegan DeWitt (b. 1982), American film composer, singer-songwriter and actor
  • Philip Elmer DeWitt (b. 1949), American writer and editor
  • Charles DeWitt (1727-1787), American miller and statesman
  • George DeWitt (1922-1979), nationally acclaimed American singer and comedian
  • Blake Robert DeWitt (b. 1985), American Major League Baseball second baseman
  • ... (Another 9 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Suggested Readings for the name De witt


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Suggested Readings for the name De witt



  • Bennett-De Witt and Related Families by Paul W. Bennett.
  • Dewitt-Duett: Roots and Shoots by Avis Williams Dewitt.

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De witt Family Crest Products


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X

Other References

  1. Neubecker, Ottfried. Großes Wappen-Bilder-Lexikon der bürgerlichen Geschlechter Deutschlands Oesterreichs und der Schweiz. Battenberg, München: 1985. Print.
  2. De Jong, Gerald Francis. The Dutch in America 1609-1974. New York: Twayne, 1975. Print.
  3. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
  4. Rupp, Daniel L. A Collection of Upwards of Thirty Thousand Names of German, Swiss, Dutch, French and Other Immigrants to Pennsylvania from 1727 to 1776. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 2000. Print. (ISBN 978-0806303024).
  5. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
  6. Göbel, Otto. Niederdeutsche Familiennamen der Gegenwart Wolfshagen-Schäbentz. Franz: Westphal, 1936. Print.
  7. Bayerisch Stammenbuch von den alten abgestorbenen Fuerten. Print.
  8. Swierenga, Robert P. Compiler Dutch Emigrant to the United State, South Africa, South America and Southeast Asia 1835-1880 An Alphabetical Listing by Househould Heads and Independent Persons. Wilmington, DE: Scholary Resources, 1983. Print.
  9. De Amicis, Edmondo and Helen Zimmern. Holland. Philadelphia: Porter & Coates, 1894. Print.
  10. Zoder, Rudolf. Familiennamen in Ostfalen. Hildesheim: Geog Olms Verlagsbuchhandlung, 1968. Print.
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The De witt Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The De witt 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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