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Whitecotton History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



Early Origins of the Whitecotton family


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.

Early History of the Whitecotton family


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Whitecotton Spelling Variations


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

Early Notables of the Whitecotton family (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...
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Migration of the Whitecotton family to the New World and Oceana


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

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 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 29) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • 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 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 29) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Howard Whitecotton, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Indiana, 1964 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 29) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Ethel Jean Whitecotton, American Democrat politician, Member of West Virginia Democratic State Executive Committee, 1945 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 29) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Dustin Whitecotton (b. 1979), Canadian former professional ice hockey player from Cherryville, British Columbia

The Whitecotton 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


  1. ^ Shirley, Evelyn Philip, The Noble and Gentle Men of England; The Arms and Descents. Westminster: John Bower Nichols and Sons, 1866, Print.
  2. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 29) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html

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