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Whistler Early Origins



The surname Whistler was first found in Somerset 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 1243 when Osbert le Whistler held estates.

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Whistler Spelling Variations


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Whistler Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Whistler, Whissler, Whistle, Whissle, Wissell, Wisseller, Wisseler, Whistle, Wisle, Wissel, Wisel, Wissell, Whisseller, Whissel, Wistlecraft and many more.

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Whistler Early History


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Whistler Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Whistler research. Another 409 words (29 lines of text) covering the years 1327, 1455, 1487, 1619, 1684, 1648 and 1683 are included under the topic Early Whistler History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Whistler Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Whistler Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 27 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Whistler 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:

Whistler Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Jacob Whistler, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1755

Whistler Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • John Whistler, aged 39, arrived in South Australia in 1853 aboard the ship "Olivia"

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Contemporary Notables of the name Whistler (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Whistler (post 1700)



  • G. L. Whistler, American politician, Candidate for New York State Assembly from Richmond County, 1912
  • James Abbott McNeill Whistler (1834-1903), American artist
  • George Washington Whistler, American railroad engineer
  • James McNeill Whistler, American-born British painter whose mother was the model for his painting "Whistler's Mother"
  • Sir Alan Charles Laurence Whistler (1912-2000), British poet and artist
  • Charles Whistler, British writer

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    2. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
    3. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
    4. Crispin, M. Jackson and Leonce Mary. Falaise Roll Recording Prominent Companions of William Duke of Normandy at the Conquest of England. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    5. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    6. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    7. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    8. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
    9. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    10. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
    11. ...

    The Whistler Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Whistler 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 19 October 2015 at 11:46.

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