McWhite History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
The distinguished surname McWhite came from England to Ireland in several different waves, beginning with the Anglo- Norman invasion of the 12th century. As an Irish name, this name has been used as a translation of various Gaelic names incorporating the Gaelic word, "bán," which means "white."
Early Origins of the McWhite family
The surname McWhite was first found in Ireland after the Anglo- Norman invasion of the 12th century, when Walter Whyte is known to have come to Ireland with 'Strongbow'. The earliest bearers of this name settled mostly in counties Down and Sligo (Irish: Sligeach), in the province of Connacht in Northwestern Ireland, where their names became MacWhite, MacFaoitigh, de Faoite and the like.
Early History of the McWhite family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our McWhite research. Another 126 words (9 lines of text) covering the years 1213, 1414, 1572, 1575, 1584, 1648, 1738, 1820, 1835, 1863, and 1893 are included under the topic Early McWhite History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
McWhite Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Whyte, Wight, Whight, White, MacWhite, MacFaoitigh and many more.
Early Notables of the McWhite family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the McWhite family
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: William White and his wife Susannah, who immigrated to Plymouth in 1620 with their sons Resolve and Peregrine (who was born in Cape Cod Harbour on board the Mayflower in 1620.
Historic Events for the McWhite family +
Arrow Air Flight 1285
- Mr. Calvin McWhite (b. 1957), American Specialist 4th Class from Columbia, South Carolina, USA who died in the crash 
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The McWhite 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: Echel agus coruic
Motto Translation: The axle and coryg.