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Whitington Early Origins



The surname Whitington was first found in Derbyshire at Whittington, a parish, in the union of Chesterfield, hundred of Scarsdale. There are others locals of the same name found in Gloucestershire, Lancashire, Northumberland, Shropshire, Staffordshire, Warwickshire and Worcestershire. To confuse the reader more, we draw your attention to the following quote under the township of Whittingham: "Warin de Whitington, who lived in the reign of John, held lands in the township, and his descendants held the manor in the reign of Edward II. The family long continued connected with the place; and a Richard Whittingham, who had two sons and a daughter, was living in the middle of the last century. [1700s]" Richard Whittington ( c. 1354-1423), the medieval merchant and a politician who was the inspiration for the folk tale "Dick Whittington and His Cat" was from Gloucestershire, but his family claim descent from Staffordshire.

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Whitington Spelling Variations


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Whitington Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Whitington, Whittington, Whyttington and others.

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Whitington Early History


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Whitington Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Whitington research. Another 271 words (19 lines of text) covering the years 1320, 1480, 1553, 1354, 1423, 1397, 1406 and 1419 are included under the topic Early Whitington History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Whitington Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Whitington Early Notables (pre 1700)



Distinguished members of the family include Robert Whittington (Wittinton) (c. 1480-c. 1553), an English grammarian; and Sir Richard Whittington (c. 1354-1423), the famous "Dick Whittington," was Lord Mayor of London in...

Another 30 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Whitington Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Whitington Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Francis Whitington, who arrived in Maryland in 1677

Whitington Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Mary Whitington, who landed in Virginia in 1705

Whitington Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • William Smallpiece Whitington arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "New Holland" in 1840 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) NEW HOLLAND 1840. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1840NewHolland.gif
  • Mary Emily Whitington arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "New Holland" in 1840 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) NEW HOLLAND 1840. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1840NewHolland.gif

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Contemporary Notables of the name Whitington (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Whitington (post 1700)



  • Eric Richard Whitington (b. 1946), English former professional footballer who played from 1964 to 1973
  • Craig Whitington (b. 1970), English professional footballer who played from 1990 to 2008
  • Richard Smallpeice Whitington (1912-1984), Australian first-class cricketer who played from 1932 to 1940

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Motto


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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: Sapere aude
Motto Translation: Dare to be wise.


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) NEW HOLLAND 1840. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1840NewHolland.gif

Other References

  1. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
  2. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
  3. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
  4. Shirley, Evelyn Philip. Noble and Gentle Men of England Or Notes Touching The Arms and Descendants of the Ancient Knightley and Gentle Houses of England Arranged in their Respective Counties 3rd Edition. Westminster: John Bowyer Nichols and Sons, 1866. Print.
  5. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
  6. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
  7. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
  8. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
  9. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
  10. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
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The Whitington Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Whitington Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

This page was last modified on 8 October 2015 at 15:08.

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