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Multiple Origins for the Surname Witcher


English


Witcher Early Origins



The surname Witcher was first found in Bedfordshire (Old English: Bedanfordscir), located in Southeast-central England, formerly part of the Anglo-Saxon kingdom of Mercia, where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. The Saxon influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. But Saxon surnames survived and the family name was first referenced in the year 1176 when Richard Wicher held lands.

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Witcher Spelling Variations


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Witcher Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Witcher, Wicher, Whitcher, Whitched, Witcher, Whicher, Wytcher, Wycher and many more.

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Witcher Early History


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Witcher Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Witcher research. Another 260 words (19 lines of text) covering the years 1455 and 1487 are included under the topic Early Witcher History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Witcher Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Witcher Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Witcher 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:

Witcher Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Henry Witcher, who came to Virginia in 1642
  • Hen Witcher, who arrived in Virginia in 1642

Witcher Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Mrs. Witcher, who came to Quebec in 1815

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Contemporary Notables of the name Witcher (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Witcher (post 1700)



  • W. C. Witcher, American Republican politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from Texas 13th District, 1930
  • Len Witcher, American Democrat politician, Candidate in primary for Michigan State Senate 5th District, 1978
  • Kenneth Witcher, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Tennessee, 1960, 1972 (alternate)
  • John Seashoal Witcher (1839-1906), American Republican politician, Member of West Virginia State House of Delegates from Cabell County, 1866; Secretary of State of West Virginia, 1867-69
  • John Seashoal Witcher (1839-1906), American politician, lieutenant colonel of the 3rd West Virginia Volunteer Cavalry in the Civil War, and U.S. Representative from West Virginia (1869-1871)
  • Dick Vernon Witcher (b. 1944), American professional (NFL) football player

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Witcher Historic Events


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Witcher Historic Events




RMS Titanic

  • Mr. Albert Ernest Witcher (d. 1912), aged 39, English Senior Assistant Second Engineer from Southampton, Hampshire who worked aboard the RMS Titanic and died in the sinking

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Witcher Family Crest Products


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
    2. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
    3. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    4. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
    5. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    6. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    7. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    8. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    9. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
    10. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
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    The Witcher Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Witcher 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.

    This page was last modified on 9 January 2017 at 09:16.

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