The Whithink name is thought to patronymic
surname, created from the Old English personal name
"Hwit," meaning "the white one."
Early Origins of the Whithink family
The surname Whithink was first found in various counties. Early recorded instances of the name include Roger Witenc, listed 1084 in the Geld Roll (part of the Domesday Book) for Somerset
in 1084; Simundus filius
Witing, recorded in Danelaw Documents, as being in Lincolnshire
in 1150; William Whiting, listed in 1194 in the Curia Regis Rolls for Berkshire; and William Whiting listed in the Pipe Rolls
in 1197. CITATION[CLOSE]
Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
A Giffard Whiting held a fee in the parish Catcott, Somerset
in c. 1198. Several of the name were listed in the Hundredorum Rolls
of 1273: Gerin Wyting in Bedfordshire; Felicia Wyting in Cambridgeshre; John Witting in Oxfordshire
, Adelina Wyting in Huntingtonshire; and Thomas de Wytin in Nottinghamshire
Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
Early History of the Whithink family
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Whithink Spelling Variations
Early Notables of the Whithink family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Whithink family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Nathaniel Whiting, who arrived in Boston Massachusetts in 1631; Rev. Samuel, who settled in Lynn Massachusetts in 1636; John Whiting and his son John, who arrived in Barbados in 1678.