Whitsell History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Whitsell family

The surname Whitsell was first found in Lanarkshire (Gaelic: Siorrachd Lannraig) a former county in the central Strathclyde region of Scotland, now divided into the Council Areas of North Lanarkshire, South Lanarkshire, and the City of Glasgow, where they held a family seat on the lands of Whiteside from very early times.

Early History of the Whitsell family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Whitsell research. Another 86 words (6 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Whitsell History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Whitsell Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Whiteside, Whitesides and others.

Early Notables of the Whitsell family (pre 1700)

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Ireland Migration of the Whitsell family to Ireland

Some of the Whitsell family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Another 112 words (8 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


Canada Whitsell migration to Canada +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Whitsell Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
  • Mr. Andrew Whitsell U.E. who settled in Home District [York County], Ontario c. 1784 [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name Whitsell (post 1700) +

  • Karissa Whitsell (b. 1981), American four-time medalist blind cyclist at the 2004 Paralympic Games in Athens, Greece
  • David A. Whitsell (1936-1999), American NFL football cornerback who played from 1958 to 1969


  1. ^ 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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