Whitsitt History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Whitsitt family

The surname Whitsitt 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 Whitsitt family

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

Whitsitt Spelling Variations

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

Early Notables of the Whitsitt 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...
Another 63 words (4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Whitsitt Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Ireland Migration of the Whitsitt family to Ireland

Some of the Whitsitt 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.


United States Whitsitt migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Whitsitt Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • William H. Whitsitt, aged 32, who arrived in America, in 1905
  • Harold Whitsitt, aged 25, who arrived in America, in 1922

Contemporary Notables of the name Whitsitt (post 1700) +

  • William Heth Whitsitt, American Baptist preacher, eponym of The Whitsitt Controversy
  • Bob Whitsitt, American retired sports executive for the NBA and NFL, former General Manager for: the Seattle SuperSonics, the Portland Trail Blazers and the Seattle Seahawks
  • Joshua Thomas Hoskins Whitsitt (1870-1943), Irish-born, Australian politician, Member of the Australian Parliament for Darwin (1922-1925)


  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)


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