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The history of the name Whitelitch 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 Whitelitch was derived from the Old English words whit, meaning white and lock, meaning tress or hair.

Whitelitch Early Origins



The surname Whitelitch was first found in Devon where they held a family seat from very ancient times, before and after the Norman Conquest in 1066.

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Whitelitch Spelling Variations


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Whitelitch 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 Whitelitch 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 Whitelitch include: Whitlock, Whitelock, Witlock and others.

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Whitelitch Early History


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Whitelitch Early History



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

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Whitelitch Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Whitelitch Early Notables (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 Whitelitch Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Whitelitch In Ireland


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Whitelitch In Ireland



Some of the Whitelitch 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.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North Ameri ca. 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 Whitelitch or a variant listed above: Thomas and Ann Whitlock, who settled in Virginia in 1638; William Whitelock settled in Barbados in 1776.

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
    2. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
    3. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
    4. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
    5. Crispin, M. Jackson and Leonce Mary. Falaise Roll Recording Prominent Companions of William Duke of Normandy at the Conquest of England. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    6. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
    7. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
    8. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
    9. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
    10. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
    11. ...

    The Whitelitch Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Whitelitch 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.

    This page was last modified on 3 September 2013 at 11:58.

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