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Whitewood is a name that came to England in the 11th century wave of migration that was set off by the Norman Conquest of 1066. The Whitewood family lived in Durham, at Whitworth.

Whitewood Early Origins



The surname Whitewood was first found in Durham where they held a family seat from ancient times, in 1066.

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Whitewood Spelling Variations


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Whitewood Spelling Variations



Spelling variations in names were a common occurrence in the eras before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate regularly changed the spellings of their names as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Whitewood have been found, including Witworth, Whitworth and others.

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Whitewood Early History


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Whitewood Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Whitewood research. Another 191 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 1815, 1st , 1675, 1725 and 1704 are included under the topic Early Whitewood History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Whitewood Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Whitewood Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 21 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Whitewood Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Whitewood In Ireland


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Whitewood In Ireland



Some of the Whitewood family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 43 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



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Whitewood Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • William Matson Whitewood, who landed in Wellington, New Zealand in 1840 aboard the ship Aurora
  • William Whitewood, aged 21, a servant, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Aurora" in 1840
  • A. Whitewood, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Wild Duck" in 1865

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Contemporary Notables of the name Whitewood (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Whitewood (post 1700)



  • Damian Whitewood, Australian dancer and former dancesport competitor

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Whitewood Historic Events


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Whitewood Historic Events




HMS Hood

  • Mr. Cyril J Whitewood (b. 1922), English Able Seaman serving for the Royal Navy from Sunningdale, Berkshire, England, who sailed into battle on the HMS Hood and died on 24th May 1941 in the sinking [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    H.M.S. Hood Association-Battle Cruiser Hood: Crew Information - H.M.S. Hood Rolls of Honour, Men Lost in the Sinking of H.M.S. Hood, 24th May 1941. (Retrieved 2016, July 15) . Retrieved from http://www.hmshood.com/crew/memorial/roh_24may41.htm

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Motto


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Motto



The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Dum spiro spero
Motto Translation: While I have breath I hope.


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ H.M.S. Hood Association-Battle Cruiser Hood: Crew Information - H.M.S. Hood Rolls of Honour, Men Lost in the Sinking of H.M.S. Hood, 24th May 1941. (Retrieved 2016, July 15) . Retrieved from http://www.hmshood.com/crew/memorial/roh_24may41.htm

Other References

  1. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
  2. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
  3. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
  4. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
  5. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
  6. Shirley, Evelyn Philip. Noble and Gentle Men of England Or Notes Touching The Arms and Descendants of the Ancient Knightley and Gentle Houses of England Arranged in their Respective Counties 3rd Edition. Westminster: John Bowyer Nichols and Sons, 1866. Print.
  7. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
  8. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
  9. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
  10. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
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The Whitewood Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Whitewood 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 2 February 2015 at 08:43.

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