Early Origins of the Whittefield family
The surname Whittefield was first found in Northumberland
at Whitfield, a parish, in the union of Haltwhistle, W. division of Tindale ward where "this place was for six centuries the property of the Whitfield family, to whom the Countess Ada, widow of Henry, Earl of Huntingdon
, and mother of William the Lion, King of Scotland
, made a grant of it in fee, with the exception of some lands to be held under the convent of Hexham; shortly after which, the family had a grant from that establishment of nearly all Whitfield." CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
Due to the literal translation of the surname to "dweller by the white field," CITATION[CLOSE]
Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X) there are many other place name in both common spellings, Whitefield and Whitfield; too many to list here. The Hundredorum Rolls of 1273 list: Margery de Wytefled in Oxfordshire; and Peter de Whytefled in Norfolk. CITATION[CLOSE]
Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
Early History of the Whittefield family
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Whittefield Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Whytefield, Whitfield, Whitefield, Whitefeild and others.
Early Notables of the Whittefield family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Whittefield family to Ireland
Some of the Whittefield family moved to Ireland
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Migration of the Whittefield family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Barbara Whitefield who settled in Virginia in 1685; Richard Whitefield settled in Virginia in 1635; Gilbert Whitfeild settled in Georgia in 1623; John Whitfeild settled in Barbados in 1660.