Early Origins of the Whithear family
The surname Whithear was first found in Huntingdon
where they held a family seat
as Lords of the Manor. The Saxon influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. But Saxon surnames survived and the family name was first referenced in the year 1273 when Eustace and Thomas Whittowere held estates in that shire.
Early History of the Whithear family
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Whithear Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Whittier, Whittyer, Whittear, Whityer, Whithear, Wittier, Wittyer, Wittyere, Wittyer, Whitear, Whittear, Whitehair, Withere, Wityere, Wityear, Whityear, Wittiere, Wityear, Wytyear and many more.
Early Notables of the Whithear family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Whithear family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Reuben Whittier, who came to New England
Historic Events for the Whithear family
- Mr. Alan George Whithear (1921-1941), Australian Stoker from Willoughby, New South Wales, Australia, who sailed into battle aboard HMAS Sydney II and died in the sinking CITATION[CLOSE]
HMAS Sydney II, Finding Sydney Foundation - Roll of Honour. (Retrieved 2014, April 24) . Retrieved from http://www.findingsydney.com/roll.asp
The Whithear 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: Esto fidelis
Motto Translation: Be Faithful.