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Where did the English Whiddon family come from? What is the English Whiddon family crest and coat of arms? When did the Whiddon family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Whiddon family history?

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

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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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.

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Another 47 words(3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Whiddon Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.

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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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  • Frederick Palmer Whiddon (1930-2002), American academic, founder and long-time president of the University of South Alabama
  • Jerry Whiddon, American actor
  • Pamela Whiddon, American actress


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  3. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
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  5. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
  6. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
  7. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
  8. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
  9. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
  10. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
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