Whitsett History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Whitsett family

The surname Whitsett 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. [1]

Further south in England, records there show Richard Whitside, Cambridgeshire in the Hundredorum Rolls of 1273 and Willelmus Whitesyde in the Yorkshire Poll Tax Rolls of 1379. [2]

Early History of the Whitsett family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Whitsett research. Another 125 words (9 lines of text) covering the years 1625, 1649, 1575, 1752, 1804, 1876, 1804, 1806, 1822, 1832, 1829, 1830, 1740 and are included under the topic Early Whitsett History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Whitsett Spelling Variations

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

Early Notables of the Whitsett family (pre 1700)

Notable amongst the family at this time was James Whiteside (1804-1876), Lord Chief Justice of Ireland, born on 12 Aug. 1804 at Delgany, co. Wicklow, of which parish his father, William Whiteside, was curate. Shortly after Whiteside's birth his father moved to Rathmines, near Dublin, where he died in 1806. He entered Trinity College, Dublin, in 1822, and graduated B.A. in 1832. In 1829...
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Whitsett Ranking

In the United States, the name Whitsett is the 11,763rd most popular surname with an estimated 2,487 people with that name. [3]

Ireland Migration of the Whitsett family to Ireland

Some of the Whitsett 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.

Migration of the Whitsett family

Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Margeret Whiteside arrived with 4 children in New York in 1822; John and Ann arrived in New York State in 1803; Arthur, Stephen and William, all arrived in Philadelphia between 1830-60..



  1. ^ Black, George F., The Surnames of Scotland Their Origin, Meaning and History. New York: New York Public Library, 1946. Print. (ISBN 0-87104-172-3)
  2. ^ Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
  3. ^ https://namecensus.com/most_common_surnames.htm


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