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Whitcraft Early Origins



The surname Whitcraft was first found in Suffolk 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 1327 when Richard de Whatecroft held estates in that shire.

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Whitcraft Spelling Variations


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Whitcraft Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Wheatcroft, Whetcroft, Whetecroft, Wheatcraft, Wheetcroft, Whetcraft, Whitcroft, Witcroft, Whitecroft and many more.

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Whitcraft Early History


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Whitcraft Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Whitcraft research. Another 255 words (18 lines of text) covering the years 1455 and 1487 are included under the topic Early Whitcraft History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Whitcraft Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Whitcraft Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Whitcraft 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:

Whitcraft Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • William Whitcraft, who landed in New York in 1824

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Contemporary Notables of the name Whitcraft (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Whitcraft (post 1700)



  • Mrs. L. H. Whitcraft, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Ohio, 1924

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Whitcraft Family Crest Products


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Whitcraft Family Crest Products




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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
    2. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
    3. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
    4. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    5. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
    6. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
    7. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
    8. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
    9. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
    10. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
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    The Whitcraft Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Whitcraft 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 11:49.

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