Early Origins of the Whithant family
The surname Whithant was first found in Roxburghshire
in the lands of Whitton, in Morebattle parish. The first on record was John Wytton, prior of St. Andrews in 1285 A.D. Michael and Adam Wytton both rendered homage to King Edward I
in his brief conquest of Scotland
in 1296. Michael was chief forester of the Forest of Selkirk. His seal showed a deer running. Richard Wyttone, a dignitary of the Church also rendered homage. CITATION[CLOSE]
Black, George F., The Surnames of Scotland Their Origin, Meaning and History. New York: New York Public Library, 1946. Print. (ISBN 0-87104-172-3)
Further to the south, "there are parishes in Lincoln, Durham, Hereford, Northumberland, Salop (Shropshire) and Suffolk." CITATION[CLOSE]
Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.
Early History of the Whithant family
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Whithant Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Whitton, Whitten, Whytten, Whytton, Wytton, Wytten, Witten, Witton, Wyton and many more.
Early Notables of the Whithant family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Whithant family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Thomas Whitton who settled in Hingham, Massachusetts in 1635; with his wife Audry and his sons Jeremy and James. The Whittons settled at Hingham, Massachusetts and became one of the distinguished families of the U.S.A. Later John Whitton settled in Maryland in 1731.