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Whitford Early Origins



The surname Whitford was first found in Renfrewshire (Gaelic: Siorrachd Rinn Frił), a historic county of Scotland, today encompassing the Council Areas of Renfrew, East Renfrewshire, and Iverclyde, in the Strathclyde region of southwestern Scotland, where they held a family seat on the lands of Whiteford, on the River Cart, about three miles north of Paisley.

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Whitford Spelling Variations


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Whitford Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Whiteford, Whitefoord, Whiteforde, Whitford and others.

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Whitford Early History


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Whitford Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Whitford research. Another 303 words (22 lines of text) covering the years 1263, 1296, 1489, 1489, 1558, 1688, 1542, 1581, 1647 and 1635 are included under the topic Early Whitford History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Whitford Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Whitford Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 44 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Whitford Notables 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:

Whitford Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • William Whitford, aged 28, landed in Boston, Massachusetts in 1847
  • Hugh Whitford, who landed in Texas in 1850-1906
  • Mathew Whitford, aged 23, arrived in New York, NY in 1859

Whitford Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • John Whitford, aged 26, arrived in Halifax, Nova Scotia in 1864

Whitford Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Jane Whitford arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Fairlee" in 1840 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) FAIRLIE/FAIRLEE 1840. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1840Fairlie.htm
  • Mary Whitford arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Fairlee" in 1840 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) FAIRLIE/FAIRLEE 1840. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1840Fairlie.htm
  • Thomas Whitford arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Fairlee" in 1840 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) FAIRLIE/FAIRLEE 1840. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1840Fairlie.htm
  • Christopher Whitford arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Waterloo" in 1840 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) WATERLOO 1840. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1840Waterloo.htm
  • Elizabeth Whitford arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Waterloo" in 1840 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) WATERLOO 1840. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1840Waterloo.htm
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Whitford Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • William Whitford arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Baltasara" in 1854
  • Alice Whitford arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Baltasara" in 1854
  • John Whitford, aged 29, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Berar" in 1873
  • Mary Ann Whitford, aged 23, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Berar" in 1873

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Contemporary Notables of the name Whitford (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Whitford (post 1700)



  • Virginia Lee Whitford, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Virginia, 1960 (alternate), 1964; Presidential Elector for Virginia, 1972
  • Owen Whitford, American politician, Candidate for Presidential Elector for Michigan, 1948
  • Samuel Whitford, American politician, Member of Connecticut State House of Representatives from Colebrook, 1820, 1828-29, 1834
  • Nehemiah O. Whitford, American politician, Delegate to New Hampshire State Constitutional Convention from Warner, 1948
  • James W. Whitford, American politician, Representative from Iowa 2nd District, 1974
  • James H. Whitford (d. 1886), American politician, Member of Kansas State House of Representatives, 1870-73; Member of Kansas State Senate, 1884-86
  • J. N. Whitford, American politician, Member of North Carolina State Senate 9th District, 1883-84
  • Henry R. Whitford, American Republican politician, Candidate for Connecticut State House of Representatives from Canaan, 1904
  • Henry B. Whitford, American Democrat politician, Candidate for Connecticut State House of Representatives from Rocky Hill, 1902
  • Greeley W. Whitford, American politician, U.S. Attorney for Colorado, 1897-1901; justice of Colorado State Supreme Court, 1921-31; Chief Justice of Colorado Supreme Court, 1929-31
  • ... (Another 12 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Whitford Historic Events


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Whitford Historic Events




RMS Titanic

  • Mr. A.H. Whitford (d. 1912), aged 37, English Second Class Saloon Steward from Southampton, Hampshire who worked aboard the RMS Titanic and died in the sinking

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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: Ubique aut Nusquam
Motto Translation: Everywhere or Nowhere.


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) FAIRLIE/FAIRLEE 1840. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1840Fairlie.htm
  2. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) WATERLOO 1840. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1840Waterloo.htm

Other References

  1. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
  2. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
  3. Innes, Thomas and Learney. Scots Heraldry A Practical Handbook on the Historical Principles and Mordern Application of the Art and Science. London: Oliver and Boyd, 1934. Print.
  4. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  5. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  6. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
  7. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
  8. Barrow, G.W.S Ed. Acts of Malcom IV 1153-65 Volume I Regesta Regum Scottorum 1153-1424. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 1960. Print.
  9. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
  10. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry Including American Families with British Ancestry 2 Volumes. London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
  11. ...

The Whitford Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Whitford 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 28 January 2016 at 05:33.

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