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Whiteford Early Origins



The surname Whiteford was first found in Renfrewshire (Gaelic: Siorrachd Rinn Frił), a historic county of Scotland, today encompassing the Council Areas of Renfrew, East Renfrewshire, and Iverclyde, in the Strathclyde region of southwestern Scotland, where they held a family seat on the lands of Whiteford, on the River Cart, about three miles north of Paisley.

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Whiteford Spelling Variations


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Whiteford Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Whiteford, Whitefoord, Whiteforde, Whitford and others.

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Whiteford Early History


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Whiteford Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Whiteford research. Another 303 words (22 lines of text) covering the years 1263, 1296, 1489, 1489, 1558, 1688, 1542, 1581, 1647 and 1635 are included under the topic Early Whiteford History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Whiteford Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Whiteford Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 44 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Whiteford 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:

Whiteford Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • John Whiteford, who arrived in New York, NY in 1817
  • William Whiteford, who landed in New York in 1827
  • James Whiteford settled in New York in 1845
  • John Whiteford settled in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1854

Whiteford Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • James Whiteford, aged 32, a farm labourer, arrived in Bluff, New Zealand aboard the ship "Christian McAusland" in 1875
  • Janet Whiteford, aged 27, arrived in Bluff, New Zealand aboard the ship "Christian McAusland" in 1875

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Contemporary Notables of the name Whiteford (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Whiteford (post 1700)



  • Blackie Whiteford (1889-1962), American film actor who appeared in 275 films between 1928 and 1962
  • Robert M. Whiteford, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Illinois, 1960
  • James R. Whiteford, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Maryland, 1888
  • Henry C. Whiteford, American Republican politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from Maryland 2nd District, 1936
  • Helen K. Whiteford, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1996, 2008
  • Andrew "Andy" Whiteford (b. 1977), Scottish professional football defender
  • Derek Whiteford (b. 1947), Scottish former football player and manager from Salsburgh
  • Peter William Whiteford (b. 1980), Scottish professional PGA golfer from Kirkcaldy
  • Eilidh Whiteford (b. 1969), Scottish National Party (SNP) Member of Parliament for Banff and Buchan
  • Doug Whiteford, Australian racing driver, three-time winner of the Australian Grand Prix in the 1950s
  • ... (Another 1 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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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: Ubique aut Nusquam
Motto Translation: Everywhere or Nowhere.


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
    2. Urquhart, Blair Edition. Tartans The New Compact Study Guide and Identifier. Secauccus, NJ: Chartwell Books, 1994. Print. (ISBN 0-7858-0050-6).
    3. Scarlett, James D. Tartan The Highland Textile. London: Shepheard-Walwyn, 1990. Print. (ISBN 0-85683-120-4).
    4. 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.
    5. Innes, Thomas and Learney. Socts Heraldry A Practical Handbook on the Historical Principles and Modern Application of the Art of Science. London: Oliver and Boyd, 1934. Print.
    6. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
    7. Adam, Frank. Clans Septs and Regiments of the Scottish Highlands 8th Edition. London: Bacon (G.W.) & Co, 1970. Print. (ISBN 10-0717945006).
    8. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    9. Prebble, John. The Highland Clearances. London: Secker & Warburg, 1963. Print.
    10. Skene, William Forbes Edition. Chronicles of the Picts, Chronicles of the Scots and Other Early Memorials of Scottish History. Edinburgh: H.M. General Register House, 1867. Print.
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    The Whiteford Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Whiteford 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 29 January 2016 at 13:50.

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