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The Whitehall surname derives from the Old English words "hwit," meaning "white," and "heall," meaning "a hall," or large house. Thus as a surname, Whitehall was likely first used by someone who lived or worked in such a building. One such building was the palace of Whitehall, London, the main residence of the English monarch from 1530 to 1698.

Whitehall Early Origins



The surname Whitehall was first found in Staffordshire 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 13th century when they held estates in that shire.

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Whitehall Spelling Variations


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Whitehall Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Whitehall, Withall, Withalgh, Whitehail, Whitehal, Wittal, Wittall, Whitehale, Whitehell and many more.

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Whitehall Early History


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Whitehall Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Whitehall research. Another 343 words (24 lines of text) covering the years 1093, 1153, 1332, 1455, 1486, 1487, 1510, 1537, 1600, and 1694 are included under the topic Early Whitehall History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Whitehall Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Whitehall Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 39 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Whitehall 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:

Whitehall Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Howell Whitehall, a servant sent from Bristol to America in 1658
  • Symon Whitehall, who came to Maryland in 1670
  • Symon Whitehall, who landed in Maryland in 1670
  • Charles Whitehall, who landed in Maryland in 1671
  • Charles Whitehall, who arrived in Maryland in 1671
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Whitehall Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Richard Whitehall, who settled in Virginia in 1717
  • Richard Whitehall, who arrived in Virginia in 1719
  • John Whitehall, who settled in Annapolis, Maryland in 1723

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Contemporary Notables of the name Whitehall (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Whitehall (post 1700)



  • J. C. Whitehall, American politician, Mayor of Zephyrhills, Florida, 1917-18
  • Alexander Whitehall, American Captain, Continental Army during the War of the Revolution (1775-83)
  • Ivan G Whitehall, Canadian lawyer, Chief General Counsel of the Department of Justice (1989-2003)

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    2. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    3. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    4. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
    5. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
    6. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    7. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    8. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
    9. 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.
    10. 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.
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    The Whitehall Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Whitehall 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 28 March 2016 at 11:23.

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