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Where did the Scottish Wharton family come from? What is the Scottish Wharton family crest and coat of arms? When did the Wharton family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Wharton family history?

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Spelling variations of this family name include: Wharton, Warton and others.

First found in Cumberland, where they held a family seat from very ancient times, some say before the Norman Conquest in 1066.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Wharton research. Another 351 words(25 lines of text) covering the years 1200, 1731, 1545, 1407, 1420, 1407, 1420, 1495, 1568, 1520, 1572, 1555, 1625, 1588, 1622, 1614, 1622, 1615, 1684, 1613, 1696, 1614, 1673, 1676, 1670, 1617, 1681, 1664, 1695, 1613, 1696, 1648, 1715, 1698 and 1731 are included under the topic Early Wharton History in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Another 319 words(23 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Wharton Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Some of the Wharton family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 37 words(3 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Wharton Settlers in United States in the 17th Century


  • Phillip Wharton settled in Bermuda in 1635
  • Phillipp Wharton, aged 14, landed in Bermuda in 1635
  • George Wharton settled in Virginia in 1643
  • Edward Wharton, who landed in Salem, Massachusetts in 1663
  • Ralph Wharton, who arrived in Maryland in 1667


Wharton Settlers in United States in the 18th Century


  • Gilbert Wharton, who landed in Barbados in 1701
  • Jane Wharton, who landed in Virginia in 1701
  • Thomas Wharton settled in Boston, in 1712
  • Thomas Wharton, who arrived in Boston, Massachusetts in 1712
  • Richard Wharton, who landed in Virginia in 1714


Wharton Settlers in United States in the 19th Century


  • James Wharton, who arrived in Maryland in 1806
  • Robert Wharton, who arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1811
  • Joseph Wharton, who arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1811
  • George Wharton, who arrived in New Jersey in 1812

Wharton Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century


  • Jonathan Wharton, English convict from Durham, who was transported aboard the "Asia" on July 29th, 1823, settling in Van Diemen's Land, Australia
  • Richard Wharton, English convict from Hereford, who was transported aboard the "Argyle" on March 5th, 1831, settling in Van Diemen's Land, Austraila

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  • John Austin Wharton (1828-1865), American Confederate general during the American Civil War
  • Joseph Wharton (1826-1909), American merchant, industrialist, and philanthropist, founder of the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and co-founded the Bethlehem Steel company
  • Edith Newbold Wharton (1861-1937), American Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist
  • Vincent Neil Wharton (b. 1961), American vocalist and musician
  • Joseph Wharton, American entrepreneur and industrialist who established the world’s first collegiate school of business at the University of Pennsylvania in 1881
  • John Austin Wharton (1806-1838), American statesman, lawyer and a soldier, Adjutant General at the Battle of San Jacinto
  • John Austin Wharton (1828-1865), American lawyer, plantation owner, and Confederate general during the American Civil War
  • John Franklin Wharton (1894-1977), American lawyer and founding partner of Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP
  • Philip Fishbourne Wharton (1841-1880), American artist
  • Ken Wharton (1916-1957), English Formula One driver who was fatally injured when his Ferrari Monza crashed on the Ardmore Circuit in New Zealand

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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: Generosus nascitur non fit
Motto Translation: The gentleman is born not made.

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  1. Barrow, G.W.S Ed. The Charters of David I The Written Acts of David I King of Scots, 1124-53 and of His Son Henry, Earl of Northumerland, 1139-52. Woodbridge: The Boydell Press, 1999. Print.
  2. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
  3. Browne, James. The History of Scotland it's Highlands, Regiments and Clans 8 Volumes. Edinburgh: Francis A Niccolls & Co, 1909. Print.
  4. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
  5. Catholic Directory For Scotland. Glasgow: Burns Publications. Print.
  6. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  7. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
  8. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
  9. Bloxham, Ben. Key to Parochial Registers of Scotland From Earliest Times Through 1854 2nd edition. Provo, UT: Stevenson's Genealogical Center, 1979. Print.
  10. Fairbairn,. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
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The Wharton Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Wharton 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.

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