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


Early Origins of the Whiting family


The surname Whiting 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]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. [2]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)


Early History of the Whiting family


This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Whiting research.
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Whiting Spelling Variations


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

Early Notables of the Whiting family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Whiting family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Whiting Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Nathaniel Whiting, who arrived in Boston Massachusetts in 1631
  • William Whiting, who landed in Cambridge, Massachusetts in 1633 [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)
  • Rebecca Whiting, who landed in Virginia in 1634 [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)
  • Nathaniel Whiting, who landed in Dedham, Massachusetts in 1635 [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)
  • Richard Whiting, who settled in Virginia in 1635
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Whiting Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Leonard Whiting, who arrived in Georgia in 1735 [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)

Whiting Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • John Whiting, who arrived in Charleston, South Carolina in 1807 [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)
  • Henry M Whiting, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1849 [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)

Whiting Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • William Whiting, who settled in Newfoundland in 1706 [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Seary E.R., Family Names of the Island of Newfoundland, Montreal: McGill's-Queen's Universtity Press 1998 ISBN 0-7735-1782-0
  • Mr. William Whiting U.E. (b. 1759) born in Virginia, USA who settled in Saint John, New Brunswick c. 1784 he died in 1830 [5]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X

Whiting Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • James Wolf Whiting, who landed in Canada in 1833

Whiting Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Richard Whiting, English convict from Surrey, who was transported aboard the "Andromeda" on November 13, 1832, settling in New South Wales, Australia [6]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2014, November 27) Andromeda voyage to New South Wales, Australia in 1832 with 186 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/andromeda/1832
  • Mr. Joseph Whiting, (b. 1803), aged 38, Cornish blacksmith travelling aboard the ship "Earl Grey" arriving in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia on 24th June 1841 [7]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Cornwall Online Parish Clerks. (Retrieved 2018, May 30). Ships' Passenger Lists of Arrivals in New South Wales on (1828 - 1842, 1848 - 1849) [PDF]. Retrieved from http://www.opc-cornwall.org/Resc/pdfs/emigration_nsw_1838_on.pdf
  • Mrs. Sarah Whiting, (b. 1813), aged 28, Cornish farm servant travelling aboard the ship "Earl Grey" arriving in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia on 24th June 1841 [7]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Cornwall Online Parish Clerks. (Retrieved 2018, May 30). Ships' Passenger Lists of Arrivals in New South Wales on (1828 - 1842, 1848 - 1849) [PDF]. Retrieved from http://www.opc-cornwall.org/Resc/pdfs/emigration_nsw_1838_on.pdf
  • Mr. Joseph Whiting, (b. 1840), aged 11 months, Cornish settler travelling aboard the ship "Earl Grey" arriving in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia on 24th June 1841 [7]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Cornwall Online Parish Clerks. (Retrieved 2018, May 30). Ships' Passenger Lists of Arrivals in New South Wales on (1828 - 1842, 1848 - 1849) [PDF]. Retrieved from http://www.opc-cornwall.org/Resc/pdfs/emigration_nsw_1838_on.pdf
  • Mr. Joseph Whiting, (b. 1813), aged 28, Cornish blacksmith, from Fowey, Cornwall, UK travelling aboard the ship "Earl Grey" arriving in New South Wales, Australia on 24th January 1841 [8]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Cornwall Online Parish Clerks. (Retrieved 3rd May 2018). Retrieved from http://www.opc-cornwall.org/Resc/pdfs/emigration_bounty_nsw.pdf
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Whiting Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Robert Whiting, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Owen Glendowner" in 1864
  • David Whiting, aged 30, a farm labourer, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Halcione" in 1875
  • Caroline Whiting, aged 25, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Halcione" in 1875
  • Sarah C. Whiting, aged 7, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Halcione" in 1875
  • Frank Whiting, aged 4, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Halcione" in 1875
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Whiting (post 1700)


  • Ryan Keith Whiting (b. 1986), American four-time gold medalist shot putter
  • Richard A. Whiting (1891-1938), American composer
  • Margaret Whiting (b. 1924), American pop music singer
  • Norman Harry Whiting (1920-2014), English cricketer who played 59 first-class matches for Worcestershire in the late 1940s and early 1950s
  • John Whiting (1917-1963), English playwright
  • William Whiting, English writer and hymnist, best known for his 1860 hymn "Eternal Father, Strong to Save"
  • Dr. Clifford Hamilton "Cliff" Whiting ONZ (1936-2017), New Zealand Maori artist, heritage advocate and teacher
  • William Fairfield Whiting (1864-1936), United States Secretary of Commerce 1928 to 1929
  • Charlie Whiting, FIA Formula One Race Director
  • William Whiting Boardman (1794-1871), American politician, Member of Connecticut State Senate 4th District, 1830-32; Member of Connecticut State House of Representatives from New Haven, 1836-39, 1845, 1849-51 [9]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, April 22) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html

Suggested Readings for the name Whiting


  • Genealogy of Evans, Nivin, and Allied Families by Septimus Evans Nivin.
  • Genealogy of the William Whiting Family, 1724-1936 by Gregory C. Schwartz.

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Citations


  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)
  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. ^ Seary E.R., Family Names of the Island of Newfoundland, Montreal: McGill's-Queen's Universtity Press 1998 ISBN 0-7735-1782-0
  5. ^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  6. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2014, November 27) Andromeda voyage to New South Wales, Australia in 1832 with 186 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/andromeda/1832
  7. ^ Cornwall Online Parish Clerks. (Retrieved 2018, May 30). Ships' Passenger Lists of Arrivals in New South Wales on (1828 - 1842, 1848 - 1849) [PDF]. Retrieved from http://www.opc-cornwall.org/Resc/pdfs/emigration_nsw_1838_on.pdf
  8. ^ Cornwall Online Parish Clerks. (Retrieved 3rd May 2018). Retrieved from http://www.opc-cornwall.org/Resc/pdfs/emigration_bounty_nsw.pdf
  9. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, April 22) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


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