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Whitnell Early Origins



The surname Whitnell was first found in Northampton where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. The Saxon influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. But Saxon surnames survived and the family name was first referenced in the year 1327 when Jonathon Whatnall held estates.

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Whitnell Spelling Variations


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Whitnell Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Whatnall, Whetnall, Wetnall, Whettenhall, Wettenhall, Wetenhall, Watonhall, Watenhall, Whatnell, Whetnell, Witnall, Wittnell, Wetnall, Whettnall, Watnell, Watnow, Whatnow, Watnoe, Wetno and many more.

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Whitnell Early History


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Whitnell Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Whitnell research. Another 231 words (16 lines of text) covering the years 1477, 1455, 1487, 1636 and 1713 are included under the topic Early Whitnell History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Whitnell Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Whitnell Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 16 words (1 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Whitnell Notables 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:

Whitnell Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Isaac Whitnell, aged 27, landed in New York in 1812
  • William Whitnell, aged 30, arrived in New York in 1812

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Contemporary Notables of the name Whitnell (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Whitnell (post 1700)



  • Earl Whitnell, American Republican politician, Chair of Grundy County Republican Party, 1949

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Motto


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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: Virtute et fortitudo
Motto Translation: By valour and strength.


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    2. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    3. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    4. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
    5. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    6. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
    7. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    8. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
    9. 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.
    10. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
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    The Whitnell Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Whitnell 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.

    This page was last modified on 15 June 2016 at 09:14.

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