Early Origins of the Whitehair family
The surname Whitehair was first found in Huntingdon
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 1273 when Eustace and Thomas Whittowere held estates in that shire.
Early History of the Whitehair family
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Whitehair Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Whittier, Whittyer, Whittear, Whityer, Whithear, Wittier, Wittyer, Wittyere, Wittyer, Whitear, Whittear, Whitehair, Withere, Wityere, Wityear, Whityear, Wittiere, Wityear, Wytyear and many more.
Early Notables of the Whitehair family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Whitehair family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Whitehair Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- C E Whitehair, aged 65, who arrived in Kansas in 1886 CITATION[CLOSE]
Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
Whitehair Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
- Stephen Davey Whitehair, aged 18, who arrived in South Australia in 1857 aboard the ship "Tantivy"
The Whitehair 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: Esto fidelis
Motto Translation: Be Faithful.