origin. It was name for a
Looking back further, we find the name Whitelyck was derived from the Old English words
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in names were a common occurrence before English spelling was standardized a few hundred
years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate spelled their names differently as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Whitelyck have been found, including Whitlock, Whitelock, Witlock and others.
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 Whitelyck Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Some of the Whitelyck family moved to Ireland
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Families began migrating abroad in enormous numbers because of the political and religious discontent in England
. Often faced with persecution and starvation in England
, the possibilities of the New World attracted many English people. Although the ocean trips took many lives, those who did get to North America were instrumental in building the necessary groundwork for what would become powerful new nations. Among early immigrants of the Whitelyck surname to cross the Atlantic and come to North America were: Thomas and Ann Whitlock, who settled in Virginia in 1638; William Whitelock settled in Barbados in 1776.