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De witt History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms


Origins Available: Dutch, English


Early Origins of the De witt family


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.

Early History of the De witt family


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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.

Early Notables of the De witt family (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...
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Migration of the De witt family to the New World and Oceana


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 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Jacob Dewitt, who landed in Virginia in 1637 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Tjark Classen DeWitt, who landed in America in 1650 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Pieter Janse DeWitt, who landed in New York in 1652 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Tjerck Claessen DeWitt, who arrived in New York in 1653 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • ... (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 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Henry DeWitt, aged 14, who arrived in New York in 1775 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

De witt Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • James C Dewitt, who landed in Texas in 1835 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • H E DeWitt, aged 20, who landed in New York, NY in 1847 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Geert Simon DeWitt, aged 18, who arrived in New York in 1848 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • T DeWitt, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1850 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Theodore DeWitt, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1850 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • ... (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 [2]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 [2]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 [2]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, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "John Woodall" in 1849 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) JOHN WOODALL 1849. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1849JohnWoodall.htm

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) [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Generals of World War II. (Retrieved 2012, February 29) Wallace DeWitt. Retrieved from http://generals.dk/general/DeWitt/Wallace/USA.html
  • General John Lesesne DeWitt (1880-1962), American Commanding General Western Defense Command (1941-1943) [5]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Generals of World War II. (Retrieved 2012, February 29) John DeWitt. Retrieved from http://generals.dk/general/DeWitt/John_Lesesne/USA.html
  • Brigadier-General Calvin Jr. DeWitt (1894-1989), American Commanding Officer Nagoya & Kobe Bases (1945-1946) [6]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Generals of World War II. (Retrieved 2012, February 29) Calvin DeWitt. Retrieved from http://generals.dk/general/DeWitt/Calvin_Jr./USA.html
  • Keegan DeWitt (b. 1982), American film composer, singer-songwriter and actor
  • Helen DeWitt (b. 1957), American novelist
  • 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 8 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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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Citations


  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ 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
  3. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) JOHN WOODALL 1849. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1849JohnWoodall.htm
  4. ^ Generals of World War II. (Retrieved 2012, February 29) Wallace DeWitt. Retrieved from http://generals.dk/general/DeWitt/Wallace/USA.html
  5. ^ Generals of World War II. (Retrieved 2012, February 29) John DeWitt. Retrieved from http://generals.dk/general/DeWitt/John_Lesesne/USA.html
  6. ^ Generals of World War II. (Retrieved 2012, February 29) Calvin DeWitt. Retrieved from http://generals.dk/general/DeWitt/Calvin_Jr./USA.html

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