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The Whitehill surname derives from the Old English words "hwit," meaning "white," and "heall," meaning "a hall," or large house. Thus as a surname, Whitehill 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.

Whitehill Early Origins



The surname Whitehill 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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Whitehill Spelling Variations


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Whitehill 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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Whitehill Early History


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Whitehill Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Whitehill 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 Whitehill History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Whitehill Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Whitehill Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

Whitehill Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Mr. James Whitehill U.E. who arrived at Port Roseway, [Shelburne], Nova Scotia on December 13, 1783 was passenger number 440 aboard the ship "HMS Clinton", picked up on November 14, 1783 at East River, New York, USA [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  • Mrs. Isabella Whitehill U.E. who arrived at Port Roseway, [Shelburne], Nova Scotia on December 13, 1783 was passenger number 517 aboard the ship "HMS Clinton", picked up on November 14, 1783 at East River, New York, USA [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  • Miss. Isabella Whitehill D. U.E. (b. 1771), aged 12 who arrived at Port Roseway, [Shelburne], Nova Scotia on December 13, 1783 was passenger number 617 aboard the ship "HMS Clinton", picked up on November 14, 1783 at East River, New York, USA [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  • Mr. James (II) Whitehill U.E. who arrived at Port Roseway, [Shelburne], Nova Scotia on December 13, 1783 was passenger number 474 aboard the ship "HMS Clinton", picked up on November 14, 1783 at East River, New York, USA [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X

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Contemporary Notables of the name Whitehill (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Whitehill (post 1700)



  • Walter Muir Whitehill (1905-1978), American author, historian, medievalist
  • Robert Whitehill (b. 1947), American Hebrew poet
  • Clarence Eugene Whitehill (1871-1932), American bass-baritone who sang at the Metropolitan Opera from 1915 to 1932, perhaps best remembered for his rendition of "I'll take you home again, Kathleen"
  • Catherine Reddick Whitehill (b. 1982), née Reddick, a retired American professional soccer defender on the United States women's national soccer team from 2000 to 2010
  • Robert Whitehill (1738-1813), American politician, Delegate to Pennsylvania State Constitutional Convention, 1776, 1790; Member of Pennsylvania State House of Representatives, 1797-1800; Member of Pennsylvania State Senate, 1801-04
  • John Whitehill (1729-1815), American politician, Representative from Pennsylvania 3rd District, 1803-07
  • James Whitehill (1762-1822), American politician, Representative from Pennsylvania 3rd District, 1813
  • H. C. Whitehill, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Vermont, 1904
  • Clyde E. Whitehill, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Indiana, 1952

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  1. ^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X

Other References

  1. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
  2. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
  3. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
  4. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
  5. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
  6. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
  7. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin . Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
  8. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
  9. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  10. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
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The Whitehill Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Whitehill 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.

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