Early Origins of the Whistance family
The surname Whistance was first found in Lanarkshire
(Gaelic: Siorrachd Lannraig) a former county in the central Strathclyde region of Scotland
, now divided into the Council Areas of North Lanarkshire
, South Lanarkshire, and the City of Glasgow, where they held a family seat
from ancient times in the reign of King Malcolm IV in 1153, in the village of Wicestun.
Further south in England, Whiston can be found in Lancashire, Northamptonshire, Staffordshire and Yorkshire. Here the place name literally means "white stone." CITATION[CLOSE]
Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
Early History of the Whistance family
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Whistance Spelling Variations
In the era before dictionaries, there were no rules governing the spelling or translation of names or any other words. Consequently, there are an enormous number of spelling variations
in Medieval Scottish names. Whistance has appeared as Whiston, Wiston and others.
Early Notables of the Whistance family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Whistance family to Ireland
Some of the Whistance family moved to Ireland
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Migration of the Whistance family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Whistance Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
- Samuel Whistance, English convict from Staffordshire, who was transported aboard the "Almorah" on April 1817, settling in New South Wales, Australia CITATION[CLOSE]
State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Almorah voyage to New South Wales, Australia in 1817 with 180 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/almorah/1817