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The name Whiteman comes from the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture of Britain. It was a name for a person with a pale complexion or blond hair. A broad and miscellaneous class of surnames, nickname surnames referred to a characteristic of the first person who used the name. They can describe the bearer's favored style of clothing, appearance, habits, or character. The name means "white man." [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges, A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8)


Whiteman Early Origins



The surname Whiteman was first found in Peebles-shire. The variant Witmar was found in the Domesday Book of 1086. Other early listings of the name or one of its variants include: Witeman fugitius who was listed in the Pipe Rolls of Gloucestershire in 1170; William Witman who was listed in the Pipe Rolls of Kent in 1230; Richard Wyteman who was listed in the Assize Rolls of Staffordshire in 1243; and Stephen Whytman who was listed in the Assize Rolls of Somerset in 1243. [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)

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Whiteman Spelling Variations


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Whiteman Spelling Variations



Only recently has spelling become standardized in the English language. As the English language evolved in the Middle Ages, the spelling of names changed also. The name Whiteman has undergone many spelling variations, including Whiteman, Whitman, Wightman, Whyteman and others.

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Whiteman Early History


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Whiteman Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Whiteman research. Another 203 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 1688, 1716, 1566, 1612 and are included under the topic Early Whiteman History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Whiteman Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Whiteman Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 39 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Whiteman Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Whiteman In Ireland


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Whiteman In Ireland



Some of the Whiteman family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 103 words (7 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



To escape the unstable social climate in England of this time, many families boarded ships for the New World with the hope of finding land, opportunity, and greater religious and political freedom. Although the voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, those families that arrived often found greater opportunities and freedoms than they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Whiteman were among those contributors:

Whiteman Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Robert Whiteman settled in New England in 1635
  • John Whiteman, who landed in Dorchester, Massachusetts in 1635
  • Robert Whiteman, aged 20, landed in New England in 1635

Whiteman Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Wendell Whiteman, aged 3, landed in Pennsylvania in 1733
  • Margrett Whiteman, aged 30, arrived in Pennsylvania in 1733
  • Mathew Whiteman, aged 34, landed in Pennsylvania in 1733
  • Mathias Whiteman, aged 56, arrived in Pennsylvania in 1733
  • Mathies Whiteman, aged 6, landed in Pennsylvania in 1733
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Whiteman Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Thomas Whiteman, who arrived in New York in 1821
  • Geary Whiteman, who arrived in New York in 1831
  • Richard Whiteman, who arrived in New York in 1835

Whiteman Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Mr. George Whiteman U.E. who arrived at Port Roseway, [Shelburne], Nova Scotia on December 13, 1783 was passenger number 442 aboard the ship "HMS Clinton", picked up on November 14, 1783 at East River, New York, USA [3]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

Whiteman Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Edward Whiteman, English convict from Middlesex, who was transported aboard the "Adamant" on March 16, 1821, settling in New South Wales, Australia [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Adamant voyage to New South Wales, Australia in 1821 with 144 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/adamant/1821
  • James Whiteman, aged 41, arrived in South Australia in 1849 aboard the ship "Samuel Boddington"
  • James Whiteman, aged 41, arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Samuel Boddington" in 1849
  • Ann Whiteman, aged 35, arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Samuel Boddington" in 1849
  • Leonard Whiteman, aged 7, arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Samuel Boddington" in 1849
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Whiteman Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Francis Whiteman landed in Wellington, New Zealand in 1841 aboard the ship Gertrude
  • George Whiteman landed in Wellington, New Zealand in 1841 aboard the ship Gertrude
  • William Whiteman landed in Wellington, New Zealand in 1841 aboard the ship Gertrude
  • Francis Whiteman, aged 40, a farm labourer, arrived in Port Nicholson aboard the ship "Gertrude" in 1841
  • George Whiteman, aged 13, arrived in Port Nicholson aboard the ship "Gertrude" 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 Whiteman (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Whiteman (post 1700)



  • W. W. Whiteman Jr., American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Oklahoma, 1956
  • Richard Whiteman, American politician, Mayor of Bridgeport, West Virginia, 1979-80
  • John Y. Whiteman, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Illinois, 1916
  • Helen S. Whiteman, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Massachusetts, 1936
  • Sam W. Whiteman (1901-1926), American AFL football fullback/halfback for the Chicago Bulls in 1926
  • George Allison Whiteman (1919-1941), American military aviator who died at Pearl Harbor, one of the first American military deaths in World War II, eponym of Whiteman Air Force Base
  • Bart Whiteman (1948-2006), American theatre actor, director, and producer who founded Source Theatre, Washington, D. C. in 1977
  • David Bruce Whiteman (b. 1952), Canadian American poet, translator, and essayist
  • George "Lucky" Whiteman (1882-1947), American Major League Baseball outfielder
  • Paul Whiteman (1891-1967), American bandleader and orchestral director who Duke Ellington declared was "the King of Jazz"
  • ... (Another 5 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Whiteman Historic Events


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Whiteman Historic Events




Arrow Air Flight 1285

  • Mr. Michael L Whiteman (b. 1961), American Specialist 4th Class from Dunkirk, Maryland, USA who died in the crash of Arrow Air Flight 1285 on December 12, 1985 in Gander, Newfoundland, Canada

HMS Hood

  • Mr. John W Whiteman (b. 1910), Scottish Stoker Petty Officer serving for the Royal Navy from Dundee, Angus, Scotland, who sailed into battle on the HMS Hood and died on 24th May 1941 in the sinking

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges, A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8)
  2. ^ Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
  3. ^ 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
  4. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Adamant voyage to New South Wales, Australia in 1821 with 144 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/adamant/1821

Other References

  1. 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).
  2. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  3. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
  4. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
  5. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
  6. Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
  7. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
  8. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
  9. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
  10. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin . Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
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The Whiteman Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Whiteman 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.

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