Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. Whitlocke was a name given to a person with white hair. Looking back further, we find the name Whitlocke was derived from the Old English words whit, meaning white and lock, meaning tress or hair.
Early Origins of the Whitlocke family
Devon where they held a family seat from very ancient times, before and after the Norman Conquest in 1066.
Early History of the Whitlocke family
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Whitlocke Spelling Variations
hundred years, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. As the English language changed in the Middle Ages, absorbing pieces of Latin and French, as well as other languages, the spelling of people's names also changed considerably, even over a single lifetime. Many variations of the name Whitlocke have been found, including Whitlock, Whitelock, Witlock and others.
Early Notables of the Whitlocke family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Whitlocke family to Ireland
Some of the Whitlocke family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Whitlocke family to the New World and Oceana
In an attempt to escape the chaos experienced in England, many English families boarded overcrowded and diseased ships sailing for the shores of North America and other British colonies. Those families hardy enough, and lucky enough, to make the passage intact were rewarded with land and a social environment less prone to religious and political persecution. Many of these families became important contributors to the young colonies in which they settled. Early immigration and passenger lists have documented some of the first Whitlockes to arrive on North American shores: Thomas and Ann Whitlock, who settled in Virginia in 1638; William Whitelock settled in Barbados in 1776.
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