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The Pictish clans of ancient Scotland were the ancestors of the first people to use the name Whitehouse. It comes from in Aberdeenshire, where the family was found since the early Middle Ages.

Whitehouse Early Origins



The surname Whitehouse was first found in Aberdeenshire (Gaelic: Siorrachd Obar Dheathain), a historic county, and present day Council Area of Aberdeen, located in the Grampian region of northeastern Scotland, where they held a family seat from very ancient times, some say before the Norman Conquest in 1066.

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Whitehouse Spelling Variations


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Whitehouse Spelling Variations



Translation has done much to alter the appearance of many Scottish names. It was a haphazard process that lacked a basic system of rules. Spelling variations were a common result of this process. Whitehouse has appeared Whitehouse, Whitehorse and others.

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Whitehouse Early History


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Whitehouse Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Whitehouse research. Another 152 words (11 lines of text) covering the year 1549 is included under the topic Early Whitehouse History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Whitehouse Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Whitehouse Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Whitehouse 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



Many Scots left their country to travel to the North American colonies in search of the freedom they could not find at home. Of those who survived the difficult voyage, many found the freedom they so desired. There they could choose their own beliefs and allegiances. Some became United Empire Loyalists and others fought in the American War of Independence. The Clan societies and highland games that have sprung up in the last century have allowed many of these disparate Scots to recover their collective national identity. A search of immigration and passenger ship lists revealed many early settlers bearing the Whitehouse name:

Whitehouse Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • John and William Whitehouse who settled in Barbados in 1654
  • William Whitehouse, who landed in Maryland in 1673
  • Jo and Elizabeth Whitehouse settled in Virginia in 1677
  • Thomas Whitehouse, who arrived in New Hampshire in 1688

Whitehouse Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • James Whitehouse, aged 40, arrived in New York in 1812
  • Joseph T Whitehouse, aged 45, landed in Virginia in 1812
  • Henry Whitehouse, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1835

Whitehouse Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Mr. Isaac Whitehouse U.E. who arrived at Port Roseway, [Shelburne], Nova Scotia on October 26, 1783 was passenger number 246 aboard the ship "HMS Clinton", picked up on September 28, 1783 at Staten Island, 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. Sarah Whitehouse U.E. who arrived at Port Roseway, [Shelburne], Nova Scotia on October 26, 1783 was passenger number 309 aboard the ship "HMS Clinton", picked up on September 28, 1783 at Staten Island, 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

Whitehouse Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Eliza Whitehouse, who arrived in Victoria, British Columbia in 1862

Whitehouse Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • William Whitehouse, English convict from Staffordshire, who was transported aboard the "Agincourt" on July 6, 1844, settling in Van Diemen's Land, Australia [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2014, November 24) Agincourt voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1844 with 226 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/agincourt/1844
  • Enoch Alfred Whitehouse, English convict from Staffordshire, who was transported aboard the "Adelaide" on August 08, 1849, settling in Van Diemen's Land and Port Phillip, Australia [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2014, November 17) Adelaide voyage to Van Diemen's Land and Port Phillip, Australia in 1849 with 303 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/adelaide/1849
  • Mary Whitehouse, aged 23, a servant, arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Sea Queen" in 1850
  • Mary Whitehouse, aged 23, a servant, arrived in South Australia in 1850 aboard the ship "Sea Queen"
  • John Whitehouse, aged 34, arrived in South Australia in 1854 aboard the ship "Marion"

Whitehouse Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • John Whitehouse landed in Wellington, New Zealand in 1840
  • William Whitehouse landed in Wellington, New Zealand in 1840
  • John Whitehouse, aged 39, a farm labourer, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Lord William Bentinck" in 1841
  • Charlotte Whitehouse, aged 34, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Lord William Bentinck" in 1841
  • Joseph Whitehouse, aged 9, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Lord William Bentinck" in 1841
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Whitehouse (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Whitehouse (post 1700)



  • William Penn Whitehouse, American politician, Justice of Maine State Supreme Court, 1890-1911; Chief Justice of Maine State Supreme Court, 1911-13
  • William F. Whitehouse, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Rhode Island, 1924, 1928
  • Walter J. Whitehouse, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1888, 1900, 1908; Presidential Elector for Pennsylvania, 1904
  • Sheldon Whitehouse (b. 1955), American Democrat politician, Director, Rhode Island Department of Business Regulation, 1992-94; U.S. Senator from Rhode Island, 2007-
  • Sheldon Whitehouse (1883-1965), American politician, U.S. Minister to Guatemala, 1930-33; Colombia, 1933-34
  • Seth C. Whitehouse, American politician, Mayor of Augusta, Maine, 1884
  • Robert T. Whitehouse, American politician, U.S. Attorney for Maine, 1906-14
  • Samuel S. Whitehouse, American Democrat politician, Candidate for Presidential Elector for New York, 1896
  • Nicholas V. Whitehouse, American politician, Member of New Hampshire Governor's Council, 1855-56, 1857-58
  • John Osborne Whitehouse (1817-1881), American Democrat politician, U.S. Representative from New York 13th District, 1873-77
  • ... (Another 15 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Whitehouse Historic Events


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Whitehouse Historic Events




HMS Prince of Wales

  • Mr. Frederick Whitehouse, British Able Seaman, who sailed in to battle on the HMS Prince of Wales and survived the sinking

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Citations


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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. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2014, November 24) Agincourt voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1844 with 226 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/agincourt/1844
  3. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2014, November 17) Adelaide voyage to Van Diemen's Land and Port Phillip, Australia in 1849 with 303 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/adelaide/1849

Other References

  1. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
  2. Prebble, John. The Highland Clearances. London: Secker & Warburg, 1963. Print.
  3. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
  4. Moody David. Scottish Family History. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1994. Print. (ISBN 0806312688).
  5. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
  6. Dorward, David. Scottish Surnames. Glasgow: Harper Collins, 1995. Print.
  7. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
  8. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
  9. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Scotch Irish Pioneers In Ulster and America. Montana: Kessinger Publishing. Print.
  10. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
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