Early Origins of the Whicher family
The surname Whicher was first found in Bedfordshire
(Old English: Bedanfordscir), located in Southeast-central England
, formerly part of the Anglo-Saxon
kingdom of Mercia, 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 1176 when Richard Wicher held lands.
Early History of the Whicher family
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Whicher Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Witcher, Wicher, Whitcher, Whitched, Witcher, Whicher, Wytcher, Wycher and many more.
Early Notables of the Whicher family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Whicher family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Henry Witcher, who came to Virginia in 1642; John Whitcher, who came to Maryland in 1668; Thomas Whitcher, a bonded immigrant, who came to America in 1733.
Contemporary Notables of the name Whicher (post 1700)
- Stephen Whicher, American politician, U.S. Attorney for Iowa, 1850-52 CITATION[CLOSE]
The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, April 22) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html