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Whitecotton Early Origins



The surname Whitecotton was first found in Shropshire where the family is descended from William de Whichcote of Whichcote in 1255. During the reign of Edward IV, the family inherited Harpswell, Lincolnshire by marriage with the heiress of Tyrwhitt and this became the family seat for many years. [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Shirley, Evelyn Philip, The Noble and Gentle Men of England; The Arms and Descents. Westminster: John Bower Nichols and Sons, 1866, Print.
Of this latter branch, John Wichcote of Harpswell was High Sheriff of Lincolnshire in 1466.

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Whitecotton Spelling Variations


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Whitecotton Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Whichcote, Whichcott, Whichcot, Whitcott and others.

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Whitecotton Early History


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Whitecotton Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Whitecotton research. Another 141 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1455, 1487, 1609, 1683, 1614, 1677, 1643, 1721, 1675, 1692 and 1775 are included under the topic Early Whitecotton History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Whitecotton Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Whitecotton Early Notables (pre 1700)



Distinguished members of the family include Benjamin Whichcote (1609-1683), philosopher and theologian, born in Stoke, Shropshire, England regarded as the spiritual founder of the "Cambridge Platonists"; Sir Jeremy Whichcote, 1st Baronet ( c. 1614-1677), who received his baronetcy as...

Another 38 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Whitecotton 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:

Whitecotton Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Jeannie Whitecotton, aged 47, who landed in America, in 1914
  • Lily B. Whitecotton, aged 47, who emigrated to America, in 1914

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Contemporary Notables of the name Whitecotton (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Whitecotton (post 1700)



  • Joseph W. Whitecotton (b. 1937), American academic anthropologist and ethnohistorian
  • W. E. Whitecotton (b. 1866), American Democrat politician, Member of Missouri State House of Representatives from Monroe County, 1919-34
  • James H. Whitecotton (b. 1855), American Democrat politician, Monroe County Prosecuting Attorney, 1889-93; Speaker of the Missouri State House of Representatives, 1901-04; Member of Missouri State Senate 13th District, 1921-32
  • Howard Whitecotton, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Indiana, 1964
  • Ethel Jean Whitecotton, American Democrat politician, Member of West Virginia Democratic State Executive Committee, 1945
  • Dustin Whitecotton (b. 1979), Canadian former professional ice hockey player from Cherryville, British Columbia

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Motto


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Motto



The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Juste et droit
Motto Translation: Just and right.


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Shirley, Evelyn Philip, The Noble and Gentle Men of England; The Arms and Descents. Westminster: John Bower Nichols and Sons, 1866, Print.

Other References

  1. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
  2. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  3. 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.
  4. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
  5. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
  6. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
  7. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
  8. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
  9. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
  10. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
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The Whitecotton Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Whitecotton 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 January 2017 at 08:37.

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