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Whitham History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



Early Origins of the Whitham family


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.

Early History of the Whitham family


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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.

Early Notables of the Whitham family (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)...
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Migration of the Whitham family to the New World and Oceana


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 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Joseph Whitham, who arrived in New York in 1822 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Thomas and Joseph Whitham, who 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
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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
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Whitham Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Thomas Whitham, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Sir Edward Parry" in 1849 [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) The SIR EDWARD PARRY 1849. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1849SirEdwardParry.htm

Whitham Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

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

Contemporary Notables of the name Whitham (post 1700)


  • 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
  • Richard W. Whitham, American politician, Mayor of Dover, New Jersey, 1916-20 [5]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 8) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • 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 [6]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Generals of World War II. (Retrieved 2011, September 8) John Whitham. Retrieved from http://generals.dk/general/Whitham/John_Lawrence/Australia.html

Historic Events for the Whitham family



HMS Repulse

  • Mr. William Whitham, British Ordinary Seaman, who sailed into battle on the HMS Repulse and died in the sinking [7]CITATION[CLOSE]
    HMS Repulse Crew members. (Retrieved 2014, April 9) . Retrieved from http://www.forcez-survivors.org.uk/biographies/listrepulsecrew.html

The Whitham 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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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.
  3. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  4. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) The SIR EDWARD PARRY 1849. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1849SirEdwardParry.htm
  5. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 8) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  6. ^ Generals of World War II. (Retrieved 2011, September 8) John Whitham. Retrieved from http://generals.dk/general/Whitham/John_Lawrence/Australia.html
  7. ^ HMS Repulse Crew members. (Retrieved 2014, April 9) . Retrieved from http://www.forcez-survivors.org.uk/biographies/listrepulsecrew.html

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