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Where did the English Whitefield family come from? What is the English Whitefield family crest and coat of arms? When did the Whitefield family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Whitefield family history?

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Spelling variations of this family name include: Whytefield, Whitfield, Whitefield, Whitefeild and others.

First found in Northumberland where they held a family seat from ancient times, and were Lords of the manor of Whitfield in that shire.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Whitefield research. Another 237 words(17 lines of text) covering the years 1650, 1371, 1384, 1378, 1401, 1378 and 1401 are included under the topic Early Whitefield History in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Another 53 words(4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Whitefield Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Some of the Whitefield family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 45 words(3 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Whitefield Settlers in United States in the 17th Century


  • Gilbert Whitefield, who landed in Virginia in 1634
  • John Whitefield, who arrived in Dorchester, Massachusetts in 1634
  • Richard Whitefield settled in Virginia in 1635
  • Fasey Whitefield, who arrived in Maryland in 1672
  • Richard Whitefield, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1683


Whitefield Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century


  • Robert Whitefield, aged 29, a miner, arrived in South Australia in 1852 aboard the ship "Medina"

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  • Edwin Whitefield (1816-1892), English-born American landscape artist
  • George Whitefield (1714-1770), English evangelist who helped spread the Great Awakening in Britain, and the American colonies
  • Karen Whitefield (b. 1970), Scottish Labour politician, Member of the Scottish Parliament for Airdrie and Shotts (1999-2011)
  • Patrick Whitefield (1949-2015), born Patrick R. Vickers, a British permaculture teacher, designer, author


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The Whitefield Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Whitefield 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 2 March 2015 at 12:49.

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