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Whiddon Early Origins



The surname Whiddon was first found in Roxburghshire in the lands of Whitton, in Morebattle parish. The first on record was John Wytton, prior of St. Andrews in 1285 A.D. Michael and Adam Wytton both rendered homage to King Edward I of England in his brief conquest of Scotland in 1296. Michael was chief forester of the Forest of Selkirk. His seal showed a deer running. Richard Wyttone, a dignitary of the Church also rendered homage.

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Whiddon Spelling Variations


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Whiddon Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Whitton, Whitten, Whytten, Whytton, Wytton, Wytten, Witten, Witton, Wyton and many more.

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Whiddon Early History


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Whiddon Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Whiddon research. Another 163 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1165, 1400, 1370, 1303, 1635 and 1704 are included under the topic Early Whiddon History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Whiddon Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Whiddon Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 33 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Whiddon Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Whiddon Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Hettie Whiddon, aged 27, who emigrated to the United States, in 1895

Whiddon Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Earl Whiddon, aged 19, who emigrated to the United States, in 1922
  • Earle Whiddon, aged 21, who settled in America, in 1924
  • Karl Whiddon, aged 21, who landed in America, in 1924
  • Merle S. Whiddon, aged 21, who emigrated to America, in 1924

Whiddon Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Samuel Whiddon, aged 25, a labourer, arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Thomas Arbuthnot"

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Contemporary Notables of the name Whiddon (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Whiddon (post 1700)



  • Pamela Whiddon, American actress
  • Jerry Whiddon, American actor
  • Frederick Palmer Whiddon (1930-2002), American academic, founder and long-time president of the University of South Alabama
  • Wiley W. Whiddon, American politician, Delegate to Florida State Constitutional Convention from Taylor County, 1865

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    2. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    3. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
    4. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
    5. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
    6. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    7. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
    8. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    9. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    10. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
    11. ...

    The Whiddon Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Whiddon 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.

    This page was last modified on 22 April 2016 at 13:59.

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