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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Dick Vernon Witcher (1944-2021), American professional football player who was a wide receiver in the National Football League
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)
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 
Rear Admiral Robert Witcher Copeland (1910-1973), American officer awarded the Navy Cross in 1944, eponym of the USS Copeland (FFG-25)
Nancy Witcher Astor (1879-1964), first English woman MP
Frank Witcher McCullough (b. 1889), American Democrat politician, U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of West Virginia, 1917; Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from West Virginia, 1924 
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