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Whitmire Early Origins



The surname Whitmire was first found in Staffordshire where Whitmore is a parish in the union Newcastle-under-Lyme in the hundred of Pirehill and dates back to the Domesday Book [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
where it was listed as Witemore. The name was derived from the Old English words hwit + mor which collectively mean "white moor or marsh" [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
The parish has remained rather small in population as in 1873 it listed only 367 inhabitants. Whitmore Hall, is still standing today and was held by the Whitmore family until the 16th century when Alice Boghay, a Whitmore heiress married Edward Mainwaring of Biddulph. From then on, it passed to the Cavenagh-Mainwaring family who still hold the hall as a private residence today. It is important to now note the younger Shropshire branch of the family. "This is a younger branch of an ancient family formerly seated at Whittimere or Whitmore, in the parish of Claverley, where it is traced to the reign of Henry III. " [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
Shirley, Evelyn Philip, The Noble and Gentle Men of England; The Arms and Descents. Westminster: John Bower Nichols and Sons, 1866, Print.

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Whitmire Spelling Variations


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Whitmire Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Whitmore, Whitmer, Whytemere, Whitemore, Whittimere, Whittimore and many more.

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Whitmire Early History


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Whitmire Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Whitmire research. Another 223 words (16 lines of text) covering the years 1620, 1572, 1648, 1620, 1593, 1612, 1653, 1640, 1637, 1699, 1661, 1599, 1677, 1659, 1677, 1666 and 1695 are included under the topic Early Whitmire History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Whitmire Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Whitmire Early Notables (pre 1700)



Distinguished members of the family include Sir William Whitmore (1572-1648), an English landowner and politician, Sheriff of Shropshire in 1620, he inherited Apley Hall, Shropshire on the death of his father in 1593; Sir Thomas Whitmore, 1st Baronet (1612-1653), an English politician, Member of Parliament for Bridgnorth in 1640; Sir William...

Another 54 words (4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Whitmire Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Whitmire In Ireland


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Whitmire In Ireland



Some of the Whitmire family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 35 words (2 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included 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:

Whitmire Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Frank Whitmire, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1857 [4]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)

Whitmire Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Caroline S. Whitmire, aged 40, destined for Rome, Georgia, arrived in New York in 1908 aboard the ship "Princess Irene" from Genoa, Italy [5]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JX5Y-YJ7 : 6 December 2014), Caroline S. Whitmire, 26 Nov 1908; citing departure port Genoa, arrival port New York, ship name Princess Irene, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  • M. Whitmire, aged 24, arrived in New York in 1909 aboard the ship "La Savoie" from Havre, France [6]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JFSS-3Y4 : 6 December 2014), M. Whitmire, 16 Jan 1909; citing departure port Havre, arrival port New York, ship name La Savoie, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  • Anthony J. Whitmire, aged 27, arrived in New York in 1911 aboard the ship "Kaiser Wilhelm II" from Bremen, Germany [7]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JJ2D-XWL : 6 December 2014), Anthony J. Whitmire, 09 May 1911; citing departure port Bremen, arrival port New York, ship name Kaiser Wilhelm II, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  • Maria Whitmire, aged 28, destined for Pittisfield, Mass, arrived in New York in 1920 aboard the ship "Columbia" from Glasgow, Scotland [8]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6HK-S2S : 6 December 2014), Maria Whitmire, 06 Jan 1920; citing departure port Glasgow, arrival port New York, ship name Columbia, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  • Clyde Whitmire, aged 16, arrived in New York in 1920 aboard the ship "Lake Gladsten" from Matanzas, Cuba [9]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6DM-TPB : 6 December 2014), Clyde Whitmire, 12 May 1920; citing departure port Matanzas, Cuba, arrival port New York, ship name Lake Gladsten, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

Whitmire Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Mr. John Whitmire U.E. who settled in Home District [York County], Ontario c. 1784 [10]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

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Contemporary Notables of the name Whitmire (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Whitmire (post 1700)



  • Steven Lawrence "Steve" Whitmire (b. 1959), American puppeteer, best known for being the performer of Kermit the Frog
  • Stan Whitmire (b. 1963), American Christian pianist from Atlanta, Georgia
  • Kathryn Jean "Kathy" Whitmire (b. 1946), née Niederhofer, American politician, the first female Mayor of the city of Houston, Texas (1982-1992)
  • John Harris Whitmire (b. 1949), American attorney and politician, Member of the Texas Senate (1983-)
  • Rear Admiral Donald Boone Whitmire (1922-1991), American naval officer, football tackle for the University of Alabama and at the United States Naval Academy from 1941 to 1944, inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 1956
  • William "Bill" Whitmire (b. 1948), American politician, Member of the South Carolina House of Representatives (2003-)

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Suggested Readings for the name Whitmire


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Suggested Readings for the name Whitmire



  • The Families of the Sons of Christopher Columbus Whitmire, Sr., 1774-1842 by Haskell Pruett.
  • Sons of Frontiersman: History & Genealogy of Rowland, Whitmire and Associated Families by Billie Louise Owens.
  • The Whitmer Family Genealogy by Dallis Whitmer.

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Whitmire Family Crest Products


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
  2. ^ Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
  3. ^ Shirley, Evelyn Philip, The Noble and Gentle Men of England; The Arms and Descents. Westminster: John Bower Nichols and Sons, 1866, Print.
  4. ^ 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)
  5. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JX5Y-YJ7 : 6 December 2014), Caroline S. Whitmire, 26 Nov 1908; citing departure port Genoa, arrival port New York, ship name Princess Irene, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  6. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JFSS-3Y4 : 6 December 2014), M. Whitmire, 16 Jan 1909; citing departure port Havre, arrival port New York, ship name La Savoie, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  7. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JJ2D-XWL : 6 December 2014), Anthony J. Whitmire, 09 May 1911; citing departure port Bremen, arrival port New York, ship name Kaiser Wilhelm II, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  8. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6HK-S2S : 6 December 2014), Maria Whitmire, 06 Jan 1920; citing departure port Glasgow, arrival port New York, ship name Columbia, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  9. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6DM-TPB : 6 December 2014), Clyde Whitmire, 12 May 1920; citing departure port Matanzas, Cuba, arrival port New York, ship name Lake Gladsten, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  10. ^ 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

Other References

  1. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
  2. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  3. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
  4. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
  5. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
  6. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
  7. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
  8. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
  9. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
  10. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
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