Early Origins of the Whittan family
The surname Whittan was first found in Roxburghshire
in the lands of Whitton, in Morebattle parish. The first on record was John Wytton, prior of St. Andrews in 1285 A.D. Michael and Adam Wytton both rendered homage to King Edward I
in his brief conquest of Scotland
in 1296. Michael was chief forester of the Forest of Selkirk. His seal showed a deer running. Richard Wyttone, a dignitary of the Church also rendered homage. CITATION[CLOSE]
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)
Further to the south, "there are parishes in Lincoln, Durham, Hereford, Northumberland, Salop (Shropshire) and Suffolk." CITATION[CLOSE]
Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.
Early History of the Whittan family
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Whittan Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Whitton, Whitten, Whytten, Whytton, Wytton, Wytten, Witten, Witton, Wyton and many more.
Early Notables of the Whittan family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Whittan family to Ireland
Some of the Whittan family moved to Ireland
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Migration of the Whittan family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Whittan Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
- Thomas Whittan, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Stebonheath" in 1849 CITATION[CLOSE]
State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) STEBONHEATH 1849. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1849Stebonheath.htm