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The surname Whitt was first found in Lincolnshire, where they held a family seat from very ancient times, before and after the Norman Conquest of 1066. The name was originally spelt Uuit which became Witt.

Spelling variations of this family name include: Wytt, Witt, Witts, Wyght, Wythe, Wicht and others.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Whitt research. Another 310 words (22 lines of text) covering the years 1296 and 1364 are included under the topic Early Whitt History in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Whitt Settlers in United States in the 17th Century


  • Robert Whitt, who arrived in Virginia in 1622
  • William Whitt, who landed in Virginia in 1623
  • Edmond Whitt, who arrived in Virginia in 1623
  • Jereme Whitt, who landed in Virginia in 1623

Whitt Settlers in United States in the 19th Century


  • E. Whitt, aged 33, who emigrated to America from London, in 1892

Whitt Settlers in United States in the 20th Century


  • Henry G. Whitt, aged 34, who landed in America, in 1905
  • Nellie M. Whitt, aged 56, who settled in America, in 1914
  • Martin Whitt, aged 30, who landed in America, in 1915
  • John Whitt, aged 36, who emigrated to the United States from Nottingham, England in 1919
  • Reginald Whitt, aged 30, who landed in America, in 1922


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  • Ward Whitt (b. 1942), American professor of operations research and management sciences at Columbia University
  • William B. "W.B." Whitt (b. 1926), American politician, the 20th Mayor of Ashland, Kentucky
  • Jack Bryan Whitt (b. 1990), American gold medalist pole vaulter at the 2009 Pan American Junior Championships
  • Joe Whitt Jr., American cornerbacks coach of the NFL Green Bay Packers
  • Robert Leslie "Les" Whitt (1951-2008), American award-winning director of Alexandria Zoological Park in Alexandria, Louisiana
  • Brandon Whitt (b. 1982), American NASCAR driver, winner of the 2005 O'Reilly 200
  • Cole Whitt (b. 1991), American stock car driver
  • Leo Ernest "Ernie" Whitt (b. 1952), American former Major League Baseball catcher and coach
  • Don Whitt (b. 1930), American PGA professional golfer in the 1950s and 1960s, winner of the 1959 Memphis Open, Kentucky Derby Open


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  1. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
  2. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
  3. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  4. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
  5. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
  6. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin . Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
  7. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
  8. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
  9. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
  10. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
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The Whitt Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Whitt 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.

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