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Whitington History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



Early Origins of the Whitington family


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 politician who was the inspiration for the folk tale "Dick Whittington and His Cat" was from Gloucestershire, but his family claim descent from Staffordshire. He was in fact, Lord Mayor of London four times.

The Whittington Stone on Highgate Hill in front of Whittington Hospital has a statue in honour of Whittington's legendary cat.


Early History of the Whitington family


This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Whitington research.
Another 203 words (14 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.

Whitington Spelling Variations


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

Early Notables of the Whitington family (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.

Migration of the Whitington family to Ireland


Some of the Whitington family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Another 78 words (6 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Migration of the Whitington family to the New World and Oceana


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 [1]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)

Whitington Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Mary Whitington, who landed in Virginia in 1705 [1]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)

Whitington Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • William Smallpiece Whitington, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "New Holland" in 1840 [2]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, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "New Holland" in 1840 [2]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

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

The Whitington 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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Citations


  1. ^ 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)
  2. ^ 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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