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Whiteway History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



Early Origins of the Whiteway family


The surname Whiteway was first found in Dorset, where Whiteway was and ancient hundred that included the parishes of Cheselbourne, Hilton, Ibberton, Melcombe Horsey, Milton Abbas, Stoke Wake and Woolland.

Another source claims the name is from neighboring Devon: "The Whiteways or Whiteaways bear an ancient Devonshire name. John de Wyteweye, of the Teignbridge hundred in the reign of Edward I., is referred to in the Hundred Rolls. An ancient estate in Kingsteignton, near Chudleigh, is called Whiteway, and a family of Whiteway resided in Chudleigh in the 16th and 17th centuries. The name was established in Ashburton in the 16th century, Whytewaye being the name of Ashburton churchwardens in 1539 and 1578. The name is still represented in Chudleigh and Ashburton." [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Guppy, Henry Brougham, Homes of Family Names in Great Britain. 1890. Print.

Another source agrees that the name is from "Whiteway House, Whiteway Barton (Devon) where the name was Whythaweye in 1335." [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
The name literally means "from a residence near a white road."


Early History of the Whiteway family


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Whiteway Spelling Variations


Spelling variations of this family name include: Whiteway, Wyteway, Wightway, Witway and others.

Early Notables of the Whiteway family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Whiteway family to Ireland


Some of the Whiteway family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Whiteway family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Whiteway Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • William Whiteway, who settled in Barbados in 1694

Whiteway Settlers in Canada in the 17th Century

  • Silvester Whiteway who was a boat-keeper in St. John's, Newfoundland, in 1682 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Seary E.R., Family Names of the Island of Newfoundland, Montreal: McGill's-Queen's Universtity Press 1998 ISBN 0-7735-1782-0

Whiteway Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • William Whiteway settled at Western Bay, Newfoundland, in 1771 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Seary E.R., Family Names of the Island of Newfoundland, Montreal: McGill's-Queen's Universtity Press 1998 ISBN 0-7735-1782-0

Whiteway Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Thomas Whiteway, aged 23, a labourer, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Bebington" in 1872

Contemporary Notables of the name Whiteway (post 1700)


  • Sir William Vallance Whiteway KCMG, PC, KC (1828-1908), English politician from Littlehempston, Devon, three-time Premier of Newfoundland (1878-1885), (1889-1894) and (1895-1897)
  • William Tuff Whiteway (1856-1940), Newfoundland architect from Musgrave Harbour, best known for his work in the early 1900s in Vancouver
  • Dean Whiteway (b. 1944), Canadian politician from Shelburne, Nova Scotia who served in the Canadian House of Commons from 1974 to 1979
  • Douglas Whiteway, Canadian journalist and author

Historic Events for the Whiteway family



Halifax Explosion

  • Mr. Thomas Patrick  Whiteway (1865-1917), Canadian resident from Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada who died in the explosion [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Halifax Explosion Book of Remembrance | Maritime Museum of the Atlantic. (Retrieved 2014, June 23) . Retrieved from https://maritimemuseum.novascotia.ca/what-see-do/halifax-explosion/halifax-explosion-book-remembrance

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Citations


  1. ^ Guppy, Henry Brougham, Homes of Family Names in Great Britain. 1890. Print.
  2. ^ Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
  3. ^ Seary E.R., Family Names of the Island of Newfoundland, Montreal: McGill's-Queen's Universtity Press 1998 ISBN 0-7735-1782-0
  4. ^ Halifax Explosion Book of Remembrance | Maritime Museum of the Atlantic. (Retrieved 2014, June 23) . Retrieved from https://maritimemuseum.novascotia.ca/what-see-do/halifax-explosion/halifax-explosion-book-remembrance

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