The history of the name Whitelick begins in the days of the Anglo-Saxon
tribes in Britain. It was a name for a person with white hair.
Looking back further, we find the name Whitelick was derived from the Old English words whit,
Early Origins of the Whitelick family
The surname Whitelick was first found in Devon
where they held a family seat
from very ancient times, before and after the Norman Conquest
Early History of the Whitelick family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Whitelick research.Another 285 words (20 lines of text) covering the years 1657, 1624, 1570, 1632, 1610, 1622, 1605, 1675, 1631, 1701, 1654 and 1659 are included under the topic Early Whitelick History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Whitelick Spelling Variations
It is only in the last few hundred
years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, early Anglo-Saxon
surnames like Whitelick are characterized by many spelling variations
. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages, even literate people changed the spelling of their names. The variations of the name Whitelick include: Whitlock, Whitelock, Witlock and others.
Early Notables of the Whitelick family (pre 1700)
Notables of the family at this time include Sir James Whitelocke SL (1570-1632), an English judge and politician who sat in the House of Commons between 1610 and 1622; Sir Bulstrode Whitelocke (1605-1675), an... Another 34 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Whitelick Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Whitelick family to Ireland
Some of the Whitelick family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 37 words (3 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Whitelick family to the New World and Oceana
Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North America. Although the trip itself offered no relief - conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and many travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute - these immigrants believed the opportunities that awaited them were worth the risks. Once in the colonies, many of the families did indeed prosper and, in turn, made significant contributions to the culture and economies of the growing colonies. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Whitelick or a variant listed above:
Whitelick Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Charles Whitelick, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1854 CITATION[CLOSE]
Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)