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Whitcher Early Origins



The surname Whitcher was first found in Bedfordshire (Old English: Bedanfordscir), located in Southeast-central England, formerly part of the Anglo-Saxon kingdom of Mercia, 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 1176 when Richard Wicher held lands.

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Whitcher Spelling Variations


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Whitcher Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Witcher, Wicher, Whitcher, Whitched, Witcher, Whicher, Wytcher, Wycher and many more.

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Whitcher Early History


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Whitcher Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Whitcher research. Another 260 words (19 lines of text) covering the years 1455 and 1487 are included under the topic Early Whitcher History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Whitcher Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Whitcher Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Whitcher 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:

Whitcher Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • John Whitcher, who setted in Maryland in 1668

Whitcher Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Thomas Whitcher, a bonded immigrant, who setted in America in 1733

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Contemporary Notables of the name Whitcher (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Whitcher (post 1700)



  • John W. Whitcher, American politician, U.S. Attorney for Nevada, 1889-94
  • Robert Arthur "Bob" Whitcher (1917-1997), American Major League Baseball pitcher who played for the Boston Braves in 1945
  • Frances Miriam "Berry" Whitcher (1811-1852), American humorist, creator of poems and sketches
  • William Whitcher (1832-1910), English cricketer who played from 1864 to 1867 for Hampshire

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
    2. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
    3. Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
    4. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
    5. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
    6. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
    7. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
    8. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    9. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
    10. Shirley, Evelyn Philip. Noble and Gentle Men of England Or Notes Touching The Arms and Descendants of the Ancient Knightley and Gentle Houses of England Arranged in their Respective Counties 3rd Edition. Westminster: John Bowyer Nichols and Sons, 1866. Print.
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    The Whitcher Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Whitcher 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 10 March 2016 at 15:34.

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