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
Early Origins of the Whitewood family
The surname Whitewood was first found in Durham
where they held a family seat
from ancient times, in 1066.
Early History of the Whitewood family
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Whitewood 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.
Early Notables of the Whitewood family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Whitewood family to Ireland
Some of the Whitewood family moved to Ireland
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Migration of the Whitewood family to the New World and Oceana
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
Contemporary Notables of the name Whitewood (post 1700)
- Damian Whitewood, Australian dancer and former dancesport competitor
Historic Events for the Whitewood family
- Mr. Cyril J Whitewood (b. 1922), English Able Seaman serving for the Royal Navy from Sunningdale, Berkshire, England, who sailed into battle and died in the sinking 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
The Whitewood 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.