Early Origins of the Whichcote family
The surname Whichcote was first found in Shropshire
where the family is descended from William de Whichcote of Whichcote in 1255. During the reign of Edward IV, the family inherited Harpswell, Lincolnshire
by marriage with the heiress of Tyrwhitt and this became the family seat
for many years. CITATION[CLOSE]
Shirley, Evelyn Philip, The Noble and Gentle Men of England; The Arms and Descents. Westminster: John Bower Nichols and Sons, 1866, Print.
Of this latter branch, John Wichcote of Harpswell was High Sheriff
Early History of the Whichcote family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Whichcote research.Another 141 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1455, 1487, 1609, 1683, 1614, 1677, 1643, 1721, 1675, 1692 and 1775 are included under the topic Early Whichcote History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Whichcote Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Whichcote, Whichcott, Whichcot, Whitcott and others.
Early Notables of the Whichcote family (pre 1700)
Distinguished members of the family include Benjamin Whichcote (1609-1683), philosopher and theologian, born in Stoke, Shropshire
regarded as the spiritual founder of the "Cambridge Platonists"; Sir Jeremy Whichcote, 1st Baronet (c.
1614-1677), who received his baronetcy as... Another 38 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Whichcote Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Whichcote family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: bearers of the name, who may have settled in the eastern seaboard from Newfoundland, to Maine, to Virginia, the Carolinas, although we could not find any evidence of their arrival..
Contemporary Notables of the name Whichcote (post 1700)
- Sir Hugh Christopher Whichcote (1874-1949), 10th Baronet
- Sir George Whichcote (1870-1946), 9th Baronet, High Sheriff of Lincolnshire in 1900
- Sir George Whichcote (1817-1893), 8th Baronet
- Sir Thomas Whichcote (1787-1829), 6th Baronet
- Sir Thomas Whichcote (1763-1828), 5th Baronet
- Sir Christopher Whichcote (1738-1786), 4th Baronet
- Sir Thomas Whichcote (1813-1892), 7th Baronet of Aswarby Park, High Sheriff of Lincolnshire in 1837
- Benjamin Whichcote (1609-1683), English philosopher
The Whichcote 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: Juste et droit
Motto Translation: Just and right.