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The name Whiatt reached England in the great wave of migration following the Norman Conquest of 1066. It is based on Guyat, a pet form of the Old French given name Guy.

Early Origins of the Whiatt family


The surname Whiatt was first found in Sussex where they held a family seat at early times, after the Norman Conquest of 1066.

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Early History of the Whiatt family

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Early History of the Whiatt family


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Another 333 words (24 lines of text) covering the years 1554, 1746, 1813, 1460, 1537, 1503, 1542, 1536, 1521, 1554, 1550, 1623, 1588, 1644, 1616 and 1685 are included under the topic Early Whiatt History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Whiatt Spelling Variations

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Whiatt Spelling Variations


Spelling variations in names were a common occurrence in the eras before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate regularly changed the spellings of their names as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Whiatt have been found, including Wyatt, Wyat and others.

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Early Notables of the Whiatt family (pre 1700)

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Early Notables of the Whiatt family (pre 1700)


Outstanding amongst the family at this time was Sir Francis Wyatt; Sir Henry Wyatt (1460-1537), an English courtier from Yorkshire; and his son, Sir Thomas Wyatt (1503-1542), an early English language poet and statesman, knighted by Henry VIII in 1536; Sir Thomas Wyatt the Younger (1521-1554), an English rebel leader during...
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Migration of the Whiatt family to the New World and Oceana

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Migration of the Whiatt family to the New World and Oceana


For many English families, the social climate in England was oppressive and lacked opportunity for change. For such families, the shores of Ireland, Australia, and the New World beckoned. They left their homeland at great expense in ships that were overcrowded and full of disease. Many arrived after the long voyage sick, starving, and without a penny. But even those were greeted with greater opportunity than they could have experienced back home. Numerous English settlers who arrived in the United States and Canada at this time went on to make important contributions to the developing cultures of those countries. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Whiatt were among those contributors: Sir Francis and Lady Margaret Wyatt, who settled in Virginia in 1621; George Wyatt, who arrived in Virginia in 1662; Christopher Wyatt, who settled in Barbados with his servants in 1680.

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The Whiatt Motto

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The Whiatt 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: Duriora virtus
Motto Translation: Virtue tries harder things.


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