Early Origins of the Whitnall family
The surname Whitnall was first found in Cheshire
where they held a family seat
as Lords of the Manor of Wettenhall. At the time of the taking of the Domesday Book
in 1086, Wettenhall was held Gilbert de Venables, a Norman Baron
, and conjecturally this family name is descended from that source or a relative. Venables was in the canton of Gaillon, near Evreux. They were hereditary huntsmen to the Dukes of Normandy
. Gilbert the Hunter also held the barony of Kinderton in Cheshire
from the Earl of Chester, Hugh Lupus, otherwise known as the Wolf.
Withnell is a township, in the parish and hundred of Leyland, union of Chorley, N. division of Lancashire. "The township was a member of Hoghton manor, and part of the inheritance of a co-heiress of the Alansons, who married Roger de Withnil or Wythenall." CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
Originally called Withinhull, c. 1160, it was later listed as Withinhulle in the 1332 Subsidy Rolls of Lancashire, and literally meant "a hill where willow trees grow." CITATION[CLOSE]
Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
Early History of the Whitnall family
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Whitnall Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Wettenhall, Wetenhall, Wetnall, Whetnall, Whettnall, Whettenhall, Watnall, Wattenhall, Wattenall, Wettenall, Wettenall, Whetonhall, Wetonhall, Whetnell, Wetenall, Whitnall, Wittenhall, Whittenhall, Witnal, Wittnall, Watnoll, Whatnoll, Withnell, Withnall, Wyttnell and many more.
Early Notables of the Whitnall family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Whitnall family to Ireland
Some of the Whitnall family moved to Ireland
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Migration of the Whitnall family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Isaac and William Witnell and their wives settled in New York in 1812; John Withnell settled in Maryland in 1665.
Contemporary Notables of the name Whitnall (post 1700)
- Harold O. Whitnall, American Republican politician, Member of New York State Assembly from Madison County, 1927; Chair of Madison County Republican Party, 1942 CITATION[CLOSE]
The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 27) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html