Whatford History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Whatford family

The surname Whatford was first found in Northampton 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 1196 when Eustace de Watford held estates in that county.

Early History of the Whatford family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Whatford research. Another 88 words (6 lines of text) covering the years 1287, 1361, 1455, 1487, 1384, 1388, 1384, 1385 and 1388 are included under the topic Early Whatford History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Whatford Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Watford, Wattford, Watforde and others.

Early Notables of the Whatford family (pre 1700)

Another 29 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Whatford Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


Australia Whatford migration to Australia +

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Whatford Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • John Camfield Whatford, English convict from Sussex, who was transported aboard the "Albion" on May 17, 1823, settling in Van Diemen's Land, Australia [1]


  1. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Albion voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1823 with 200 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/albion/1823


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