Waithman History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Waithman family

The surname Waithman was first found in Westmorland, where they held a family seat on the English/Scottish border. After the Norman Conquest of England many of Duke William's rebellious Barons moved north. The border became a convenient but turbulent no-man's land where the persecuted survived only by stealth. Many were given land by King Malcolm Canmore and later by King David of Scotland. Some were native Scots. In the 16th century they became known as the 'unruly clans'. The name was first recorded in northern England when Richard Weythman or Waitman held estates in that shire in 1223.

Early History of the Waithman family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Waithman research. Another 163 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1437, 1566, 1279, 1576, 1630, 1621, 1625, 1626, 1702, 1759, 1741, 1798, 1740, 1706 and 1775 are included under the topic Early Waithman History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Waithman Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Waiteman, Waythman, Waithman, Watman, Whatman, Whateman, Waiteman, Weytman, Whatman, Watman, Whattman, Wattman, Wetman, Wettman, Whetman, Whettman, Wheatman, Weatman and many more.

Early Notables of the Waithman family (pre 1700)

Notable amongst the family at this time was Thomas Whatman (1576-1630), English politician from Chichester, Sussex, Member of Parliament for Chichester (1621-1625) and for Portsmouth in 1626. James Whatman (1702-1759), the Elder, was a paper maker from Kent, who made revolutionary advances to the craft in England. His son, James Whatman the...
Another 50 words (4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Waithman Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


United States Waithman migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Waithman Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • George W Waithman, who landed in Charleston, South Carolina in 1828 [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name Waithman (post 1700) +

  • Robert Waithman (1764-1833), British political reformer, born at Wrexham, the son of John Waithman (d. 1764) of Bersham furnace, near Wrexham [2]


  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. ^ Wikisource contributors. "Dictionary of National Biography, 1885-1900." Wikisource . Wikisource , 4 Jun. 2018. Web. 30 Jan. 2019


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