Whiteside History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Whiteside family

The surname Whiteside was first found in Lanarkshire (Gaelic: Siorrachd Lannraig) a former county in the central Strathclyde region of Scotland, now divided into the Council Areas of North Lanarkshire, South Lanarkshire, and the City of Glasgow, where they held a family seat on the lands of Whiteside from very early times. [1]

Further south in England, records there show Richard Whitside, Cambridgeshire in the Hundredorum Rolls of 1273 and Willelmus Whitesyde in the Yorkshire Poll Tax Rolls of 1379. [2]

Early History of the Whiteside family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Whiteside research. Another 125 words (9 lines of text) covering the years 1625, 1649, 1575, 1752, 1804, 1876, 1804, 1806, 1822, 1832, 1829, 1830, 1740 and are included under the topic Early Whiteside History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Whiteside Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Whiteside, Whitesides and others.

Early Notables of the Whiteside family (pre 1700)

Notable amongst the family at this time was James Whiteside (1804-1876), Lord Chief Justice of Ireland, born on 12 Aug. 1804 at Delgany, co. Wicklow, of which parish his father, William Whiteside, was curate. Shortly after Whiteside's birth his father moved to Rathmines, near Dublin, where he died in 1806. He entered Trinity College, Dublin, in 1822, and graduated B.A. in 1832. In 1829...
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Whiteside Ranking

In the United States, the name Whiteside is the 3,440th most popular surname with an estimated 9,948 people with that name. [3]

Ireland Migration of the Whiteside family to Ireland

Some of the Whiteside family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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United States Whiteside migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Whiteside Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Hellen Whiteside, who landed in Virginia in 1677 [4]
Whiteside Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • John Whiteside, who arrived in New York, NY in 1803 [4]
  • John and Ann Whiteside, who arrived in New York State in 1803
  • Ann Whiteside, who arrived in New York, NY in 1803 [4]
  • Thomas Whiteside, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1808 [4]
  • William Whiteside, who landed in New York, NY in 1816 [4]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Canada Whiteside migration to Canada +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Whiteside Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
  • Robert Ferguson Whiteside, who landed in Canada in 1841
  • Mr. John Whiteside, aged 7 who was emigrating through Grosse Isle Quarantine Station, Quebec aboard the ship "Wolfville" departing 25th April 1847 from Sligo, Ireland; the ship arrived on 10th June 1847 but he died on board [5]
  • Miss. Maria Whiteside, aged 4 who was emigrating through Grosse Isle Quarantine Station, Quebec aboard the ship "Wolfville" departing 25th April 1847 from Sligo, Ireland; the ship arrived on 10th June 1847 but she died on board [5]
  • Mr. Nathaniel Whiteside, aged 4 who was emigrating through Grosse Isle Quarantine Station, Quebec aboard the ship "Wolfville" departing 25th April 1847 from Sligo, Ireland; the ship arrived on 10th June 1847 but he died on board [5]

Australia Whiteside migration to Australia +

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Whiteside Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Miss Elizabeth Whiteside, British Convict who was convicted in Lancaster, Lancashire, England for 7 years, transported aboard the "Earl Cornwallis" in August 1800, arriving in New South Wales, Australia [6]
  • Mr. Benjamin Whiteside, English convict who was convicted in Kirkby Lonsdale (Kirkby), Cumbria (Westmoreland), England for 7 years, transported aboard the "Camden" on 21st September 1832, arriving in New South Wales, Australia [7]
  • Mr. John Whiteside, English convict who was convicted in Lancaster, Lancashire, England for 7 years, transported aboard the "Egyptian" on 5th April 1839, arriving in Tasmania (Van Diemen's Land) [8]
  • Ann Whiteside, aged 19, a domestic servant, who arrived in South Australia in 1849 aboard the ship "Eliza" [9]
  • Anne Whiteside, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Eliza" in 1849 [9]
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New Zealand Whiteside migration to New Zealand +

Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:

Whiteside Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • Mr. John Whiteside, (b. 1840), aged 21, Irish farm labourer from County Down travelling from London aboard the ship "Victoria" arriving in Lyttelton, Christchurch, South Island, New Zealand on 30th March 1862 [10]
  • E. T. Whiteside, who arrived in Lyttelton, New Zealand aboard the ship "Balaklava" in 1864
  • Mr. John Whiteside, (b. 1839), aged 35, British settler travelling from England aboard the ship "Varuna" arriving in Lyttelton, Christchurch, South Island, New Zealand on 27th May 1874 [10]
  • Mrs. Mary Whiteside, (b. 1840), aged 34, British settler travelling from England aboard the ship "Varuna" arriving in Lyttelton, Christchurch, South Island, New Zealand on 27th May 1874 [10]
  • Mr. Thomas Whiteside, (b. 1865), aged 9, British settler travelling from England aboard the ship "Varuna" arriving in Lyttelton, Christchurch, South Island, New Zealand on 27th May 1874 [10]
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Contemporary Notables of the name Whiteside (post 1700) +

  • Abby Whiteside (1881-1956), American founder of the piano method The Whiteside Technique
  • J. O. Whiteside, American Democratic Party politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Kansas, 1960 [11]
  • Hugh Whiteside, American politician, Mayor of Chattanooga, Tennessee, 1883-85 [11]
  • Henry Whiteside, American politician, Member of New York State Assembly from Washington County, 1828 [11]
  • Hemphill G. Whiteside, American Democratic Party politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Alabama, 1940 [11]
  • Harry W. Whiteside, American Democratic Party politician, Candidate for Pennsylvania State House of Representatives from Chester County 1st District, 1954 [11]
  • Frederick W. Whiteside, American politician, Candidate for Presidential Elector for Pennsylvania, 1908; Candidate for U.S. Senator from Pennsylvania, 1914 [11]
  • Fred W. Whiteside, American politician, Candidate for Governor of Delaware, 1932, 1936; Candidate for U.S. Senator from Delaware, 1934 [11]
  • Frank Whiteside, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from New York, 1928 [11]
  • Ernie Whiteside, American Libertarian politician, Candidate for Michigan State Board of Education, 2004 [11]
  • ... (Another 18 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)


  1. ^ Black, George F., The Surnames of Scotland Their Origin, Meaning and History. New York: New York Public Library, 1946. Print. (ISBN 0-87104-172-3)
  2. ^ Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
  3. ^ https://namecensus.com/most_common_surnames.htm
  4. ^ 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)
  5. ^ Charbonneau, André, and Doris Drolet-Dubé. A Register of Deceased Persons at Sea and on Grosse Île in 1847. The Minister of Canadian Heritage, 1997. ISBN: 0-660-198/1-1997E (p. 99)
  6. ^ Convict Records Voyages to Australia (Retrieved 13th August 2021). Retrieved from https://convictrecords.com.au/ships/earl-cornwallis
  7. ^ Convict Records Voyages to Australia (Retrieved 2nd December 2020). Retrieved from https://convictrecords.com.au/ships/camden
  8. ^ Convict Records Voyages to Australia (Retrieved 26th January 2022). Retrieved from https://convictrecords.com.au/ships/egyptian
  9. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) ELIZA 1849. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1849Eliza.htm
  10. ^ New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 26th March 2019). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html
  11. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 8) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


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