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Whitehill History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



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.

Early Origins of the Whitehill family


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.

Early History of the Whitehill family


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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.

Early Notables of the Whitehill family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Whitehill family to the New World and Oceana


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

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 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 29) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • John Whitehill (1729-1815), American politician, Representative from Pennsylvania 3rd District, 1803-07 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 29) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • James Whitehill (1762-1822), American politician, Representative from Pennsylvania 3rd District, 1813 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 29) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • H. C. Whitehill, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Vermont, 1904 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 29) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Clyde E. Whitehill, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Indiana, 1952 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 29) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html

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Citations


  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
  2. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 29) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html

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