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Whiston Early Origins



The surname Whiston 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.

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Whiston Spelling Variations


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Whiston Spelling Variations



The origin of rules governing the spelling of names and even words is a very recent innovation. Before that, words and names were spelled according to sound, and, therefore, often appeared under several different spelling variations in a single document. Whiston has been spelled Whiston, Wiston and others.

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Whiston Early History


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Whiston Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Whiston research. Another 195 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 1200, 1100, 1260, 1292, 1300, 1358, 1667 and 1752 are included under the topic Early Whiston History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Whiston Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Whiston Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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Whiston In Ireland


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Whiston In Ireland



Some of the Whiston family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. More information about their life in Ireland is included 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



The persecution faced in their homeland left many Scots with little to do but sail for the colonies of North Ameri ca. There they found land, freedom, opportunity, and nations in the making. They fought for their freedom in the American War of Independence, or traveled north to Canada as United Empire Loyalists. In both cases, they made enormous contributions to the formation of those great nations. Among them:

Whiston Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • John Whiston, who arrived in New England in 1637

Whiston Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Nathanial, James, and Charles Whiston, all settled in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania between 1820 and 1874
  • Charles P Whiston, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1844
  • William Whiston, aged 15, who emigrated to the United States, in 1892

Whiston Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Fred Whiston, aged 20, who emigrated to the United States from England, in 1902
  • Bridget Whiston, aged 21, who landed in America from Swinford, in 1903
  • Charles Whiston, aged 32, who settled in America from London, in 1906
  • Mary Ann Whiston, aged 35, who landed in America from Tellington, England, in 1908
  • William Edward Whiston, aged 21, who landed in America from Fenton, England, in 1910
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Whiston Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • J. Whiston arrived in Lyttelton, New Zealand aboard the ship "Balaklava" in 1864

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Contemporary Notables of the name Whiston (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Whiston (post 1700)



  • Charles J. Whiston, American Republican politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from West Virginia 2nd District, 1960
  • Donald Francis "Don" Whiston (b. 1927), American ice hockey player who won a silver medal at the 1952 Winter Olympics
  • Donald Whiston (b. 1930), English former footballer who played from 1949 to 1959
  • Peter Whiston (b. 1968), retired English football defender who played from 1987 to 2014
  • John Reginald Harvey Whiston OBE (1893-1956), British Associate Professor of Applied Chemistry at the Royal Military College
  • Daniel Whiston (b. 1976), English ice skater from Blackpool

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Whiston Historic Events


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Whiston Historic Events




Halifax Explosion

  • Mr. David H Whiston (1833-1917), Canadian resident from Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada who died in the Halifax Explosion on 6th December 1917

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    2. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1970. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
    3. Innes, Thomas and Learney. Scots Heraldry A Practical Handbook on the Historical Principles and Mordern Application of the Art and Science. London: Oliver and Boyd, 1934. Print.
    4. 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).
    5. Urquhart, Blair Edition. Tartans The New Compact Study Guide and Identifier. Secauccus, NJ: Chartwell Books, 1994. Print. (ISBN 0-7858-0050-6).
    6. Adam, Frank. Clans Septs and Regiments of the Scottish Highlands 8th Edition. London: Bacon (G.W.) & Co, 1970. Print. (ISBN 10-0717945006).
    7. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
    8. Scots Kith and Kin And Illustrated Map Revised 2nd Edition. Edinburgh: Clan House/Albyn. Print.
    9. Moncrieffe, Sir Ian of That Ilk and Don Pottinger. Clan Map Scotland of Old. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1983. Print.
    10. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
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    The Whiston Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Whiston 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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