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Whitelocke is an ancient Anglo-Saxon name. It was a name given to a person who was a person with white hair. Looking back further, we find the name Whitelocke was derived from the Old English words whit, meaning white and lock, meaning tress or hair.

Whitelocke Early Origins



The surname Whitelocke 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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Whitelocke Spelling Variations


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Whitelocke Spelling Variations



One relatively recent invention that did much to standardize English spelling was the printing press. However, before its invention even the most literate people recorded their names according to sound rather than spelling. The spelling variations under which the name Whitelocke has appeared include Whitlock, Whitelock, Witlock and others.

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Whitelocke Early History


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Whitelocke Early History



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

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Whitelocke Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Whitelocke 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 Whitelocke Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Whitelocke In Ireland


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Whitelocke In Ireland



Some of the Whitelocke 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



At this time, the shores of the New World beckoned many English families that felt that the social climate in England was oppressive and lacked opportunity for change. Thousands left England at great expense in ships that were overcrowded and full of disease. A great portion of these settlers never survived the journey and even a greater number arrived sick, starving, and without a penny. The survivors, however, were often greeted with greater opportunity than they could have experienced back home. These English settlers made significant contributions to those colonies that would eventually become the United States and Canada. An examination of early immigration records and passenger ship lists revealed that people bearing the name Whitelocke arrived in North America very early: Thomas and Ann Whitlock, who settled in Virginia in 1638; William Whitelock settled in Barbados in 1776.

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Contemporary Notables of the name Whitelocke (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Whitelocke (post 1700)



  • Bulstrode Whitelocke (1605-1676), English lawyer and statesman
  • Sir Bulstrode Whitelocke (1605-1675), English lawyer and parliamentarian, eldest son of Sir James Whitelocke
  • Sir James Whitelocke (1570-1632), English judge
  • John Whitelocke (1757-1833), British army officer, son of Sir James Whitelocke

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

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    2. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
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    5. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
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    9. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    10. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
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    The Whitelocke Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Whitelocke 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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