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Whitham Early Origins



The surname Whitham was first found in Lincolnshire at North Witham, a small village in South Kesteven. However, Witham is also a town in the county of Essex. The parish of Witham appears in the Domesday Book of 1086 and the manor of Witham was given to the Knights Templar in 1148. John de Wytham, was 'the king's chaplain' in 1286. [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
Witham Friary is a small village and civil parish located in Somerset. "Ledstone Hall [in Ledstone, in the West Riding of Yorkshire] is a handsome mansion, anciently the seat of the Witham family." [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.

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Whitham Spelling Variations


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Whitham Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Witham, Withem, Wittam, Witam, Withum, Wittum, Whittam, Whitham, Whittum, Whittem, Wytham, Wyttam, Wyttum, Wythum, Withams, Wittams and many more.

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Whitham Early History


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Whitham Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Whitham research. Another 509 words (36 lines of text) covering the years 1300, 1538, 1625, 1752, 1777, 1707, 1799, 1884, 1473, 1454, 1458, 1460, 1467, 1473, 1420, 1489, 1624, 1604, 1668, 1654 and 1659 are included under the topic Early Whitham History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Whitham Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Whitham Early Notables (pre 1700)



Notables of the family at this time include William Witham (or Wytham) (died before 1473), English cleric who was incumbent at St Marylebone until 12 November 1454, when he exchanged the office for that of Archdeacon of Stow. He was then Archdeacon of Leicester (from 1458), Dean of Arches (from c.?1460)...

Another 62 words (4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Whitham 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:

Whitham Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • John Whitham, who landed in New York in 1822
  • Joseph Whitham, who arrived in New York in 1822
  • Thomas and Joseph Whitham arrived in Philadelphia in 1823 and 1851
  • Miss M Whitham, aged 7, who arrived in America, in 1892
  • Mrs L. Whitham, aged 45, who arrived in America, in 1892
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Whitham Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • John James Whitham, aged 25, who arrived in America from Sheffield, England, in 1902
  • Rebecca Whitham, aged 50, who arrived in America, in 1912
  • Frank Whitham, aged 20, who arrived in America from Blackpool, England, in 1913
  • Elizabeth Whitham, aged 23, who arrived in America from Oldham, England, in 1915
  • Martha Ann Whitham, aged 57, who arrived in America from Oldham, England, in 1915
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Whitham Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Thomas Whitham arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Sir Edward Parry" in 1849

Whitham Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Alice Whitham, aged 25, a servant, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Agnes Muir" in 1872

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Contemporary Notables of the name Whitham (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Whitham (post 1700)



  • Richard W. Whitham, American politician, Mayor of Dover, New Jersey, 1916-20
  • Jeff Whitham, American politician, Republican member of the Kansas House of Representatives (2007-)
  • Gerald Beresford Whitham (1927-2014), English-born, American applied mathematician and the Charles Lee Powell Professor of Applied Mathematics (Emeritus) of Applied & Computational Mathematics at the California Institute of Technology
  • Antonio Michael Pedroza Whitham (b. 1991), English professional footballer
  • Thomas Whitham VC (1888-1924), English recipient of the Victoria Cross
  • Michael James "Jamie" Whitham (b. 1966), English former professional motorcycle road racer, voted "Man of the Year" in both 1991 and 1996
  • Michael Whitham (1867-1924), English international footballer who played from 1887 to 1897 and for the 1892 England National Team; he later managed Gainsborough Trinity (1911-1912)
  • Jack Whitham (b. 1946), English professional footballer who played from 1964 to 1976 and played for the 1968 England U23 National Team
  • Charles Whitham (b. 1917), Australian author of Western Tasmania: A land of Riches and Beauty
  • Lieutenant-General John Lawrence Whitham (1881-1952), Officer Commanding 4th Australian Infantry Division from 1937 to 1939

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Whitham Historic Events


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Whitham Historic Events




HMS Repulse

  • Mr. William Whitham, British Ordinary Seaman, who sailed into battle on the HMS Repulse and died during 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: Optime merenti
Motto Translation: To the best deserving.


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
  2. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.

Other References

  1. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
  2. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
  3. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
  4. 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.
  5. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
  6. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
  7. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
  8. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
  9. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
  10. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
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The Whitham Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Whitham 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.

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