Whitehorne History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Whitehorne family

The surname Whitehorne was first found in Suffolk where they held a family seat. 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 1275 when Martin Withorn held estates in that shire.

Early History of the Whitehorne family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Whitehorne research. Another 81 words (6 lines of text) covering the years 1327, 1455, 1487, 1565, 1541, 1565, 1559, 1565, 1543, 1563, 1543, 1590 and 1571 are included under the topic Early Whitehorne History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Whitehorne Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Whitehorn, Withorn, Witehorne, Whithorn, Whithorne, Withorne, Whythorne and many more.

Early Notables of the Whitehorne family (pre 1700)

Distinguished members of the family include George Whitehorne (died 1565) English cleric, Minor Canon and Priest-Vicar of St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle 1541 to 1565 and Canon of Windsor from 1559 to 1565. Peter Whitehorne or Whithorne (fl. 1543-1563), was an English military writer, described on the title-pages of his books, first as student and then as 'fellow' of Gray's Inn...
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Migration of the Whitehorne family

Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Arunges Whithorne settled in Virginia in 1653; Elizabeth Whithorn settled in New York in 1803.



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