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Whitmore Early Origins



The surname Whitmore 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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Whitmore Spelling Variations


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Whitmore Spelling Variations



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

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Whitmore Early History


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Whitmore Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Whitmore 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 Whitmore History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Whitmore Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Whitmore 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 Whitmore Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Whitmore In Ireland


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Whitmore In Ireland



Some of the Whitmore 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:

Whitmore Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Robert Whitmore settled in Virginia in 1623
  • Robert Whitmore, who landed in Jamestown, Va in 1624
  • John Whitmore, who landed in Connecticut in 1630
  • Alec Whitmore who settled in St. Christopher in 1634
  • Thomas Whitmore, who arrived in Virginia in 1636
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Whitmore Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • James Whitmore, who arrived in Virginia in 1714
  • Jacob Whitmore, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1760
  • Christian Whitmore, who landed in Frederick County, Maryland in 1767

Whitmore Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Charles Whitmore, who arrived in Mobile, Ala in 1822

Whitmore Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Benjamin Whitmore arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Lysander" in 1839 [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) LYSANDER 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839Lysander.htm
  • Ann Whitmore arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Lysander" in 1839 [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) LYSANDER 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839Lysander.htm
  • Samuel Whitmore arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Lysander" in 1839 [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) LYSANDER 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839Lysander.htm
  • Mary Whitmore arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Lysander" in 1839 [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) LYSANDER 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839Lysander.htm
  • William Whitmore arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Lysander" in 1839 [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) LYSANDER 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839Lysander.htm
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Whitmore Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Sarah Ann Whitmore, aged 19, a servant, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Stately" in 1851
  • Samuel T. Whitmore arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Mermaid" in 1859
  • John Whitmore, aged 44, a farm labourer, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Rodney" in 1875
  • Elizabeth Whitmore, aged 43, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Rodney" in 1875
  • Thomas Whitmore, aged 9, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Rodney" in 1875
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Whitmore (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Whitmore (post 1700)



  • William Elliott Whitmore (b. 1978), American blues vocalist and musician
  • James Allen Whitmore III (b. 1948), American actor, son of James Whitmore
  • Tamika Whitmore (b. 1977), American professional WNBA basketball player
  • Jayno A. Whitmore, American politician, Postmaster at Clam Lake, Michigan, 1875-77
  • John F. Whitmore, American Republican politician, Postmaster at Madison, Wisconsin, 1958-79
  • John H. Whitmore, American politician, Candidate for Connecticut State Senate 5th District, 1867
  • Joni Whitmore, American politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from Alaska at-large, 1994
  • Lou Whitmore, American politician, Mayor of Norfolk, Nebraska, 1984
  • Richard II Whitmore, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Texas, 2008
  • Ruth M. Whitmore, American politician, Candidate for Michigan State House of Representatives from Ingham County 1st District, 1940
  • ... (Another 26 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Whitmore Historic Events


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Whitmore Historic Events




RMS Lusitania

  • Mr. George Whitmore, English Fireman from England, who worked aboard the RMS Lusitania and survived the sinking

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Suggested Readings for the name Whitmore


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Suggested Readings for the name Whitmore



  • Wetmore History and Some Maternal Lines by Kathryn Lee Wetmore.

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Whitmore Family Crest Products


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Whitmore Family Crest Products




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See Also


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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. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) LYSANDER 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839Lysander.htm

Other References

  1. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  2. 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.
  3. Crispin, M. Jackson and Leonce Mary. Falaise Roll Recording Prominent Companions of William Duke of Normandy at the Conquest of England. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  4. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
  5. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  6. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
  7. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
  8. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
  9. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
  10. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
  11. ...

The Whitmore Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Whitmore 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.

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