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The Whitine name is thought to patronymic surname, created from the Old English personal name "Hwit," meaning "the white one."

Early Origins of the Whitine family

The surname Whitine 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 of Buckinghamshire in 1197. [1]

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. [2]

Early History of the Whitine family

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Whitine Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Whiting, Witing and others.

Early Notables of the Whitine family (pre 1700)

Notables of the family at this time include John Whiting (died after 1430) of Shaftesbury, Dorset, an English Member of Parliament and lawyer. He was Member of Parliament for Shaftesbury in 1391 and later again in 1395. John Whiting Clerk was made the Rectory of Greenstead, near the town of Colchester, Essex, in 1649. Reverend Samuel Whiting, Jr. (1633-1713), was the first minister of Billerica, Massachusetts. He was the son of the Reverend Samuel Whiting and his second wife, Elizabeth St. John of Lydiard Tregoze, Wiltshire. Richard Whiting (1461-1539), was Abbot of Glastonbury, born near Wrington, Somerset. He graduated M.A. at Cambridge...
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Migration of the Whitine family

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.

  1. Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
  2. Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6) on Facebook