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Whittemore Early Origins



The surname Whittemore was first found in Staffordshire where Whitmore is a parish in the union Newcastle-under-Lyme in the hundred of Pirehill and dates back to the Domesday Book [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
where it was listed as Witemore. The name was derived from the Old English words hwit + mor which collectively mean "white moor or marsh" [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
The parish has remained rather small in population as in 1873 it listed only 367 inhabitants. Whitmore Hall, is still standing today and was held by the Whitmore family until the 16th century when Alice Boghay, a Whitmore heiress married Edward Mainwaring of Biddulph. From then on, it passed to the Cavenagh-Mainwaring family who still hold the hall as a private residence today. It is important to now note the younger Shropshire branch of the family. "This is a younger branch of an ancient family formerly seated at Whittimere or Whitmore, in the parish of Claverley, where it is traced to the reign of Henry III. " [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
Shirley, Evelyn Philip, The Noble and Gentle Men of England; The Arms and Descents. Westminster: John Bower Nichols and Sons, 1866, Print.

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Whittemore Spelling Variations


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Whittemore Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Whitmore, Whitmer, Whytemere, Whitemore, Whittimere, Whittimore and many more.

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Whittemore Early History


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Whittemore Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Whittemore research. Another 223 words (16 lines of text) covering the years 1620, 1572, 1648, 1620, 1593, 1612, 1653, 1640, 1637, 1699, 1661, 1599, 1677, 1659, 1677, 1666 and 1695 are included under the topic Early Whittemore History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Whittemore Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Whittemore Early Notables (pre 1700)



Distinguished members of the family include Sir William Whitmore (1572-1648), an English landowner and politician, Sheriff of Shropshire in 1620, he inherited Apley Hall, Shropshire on the death of his father in 1593; Sir Thomas Whitmore, 1st Baronet (1612-1653), an English politician, Member of Parliament for Bridgnorth in 1640; Sir William...

Another 54 words (4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Whittemore Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Whittemore In Ireland


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Whittemore In Ireland



Some of the Whittemore family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 35 words (2 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Whittemore Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Elizabeth Whittemore, aged 57, arrived in New England in 1635
  • Lawrence Whittemore, aged 63, arrived in New England in 1635
  • Thomas Whittemore, who landed in Charlestown, Massachusetts in 1642

Whittemore Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Ezekiel Whittemore, who landed in Canada in 1828

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Contemporary Notables of the name Whittemore (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Whittemore (post 1700)



  • Rodney "Rod" L. Whittemore, American politician and businessperson, Member of the Maine Senate (2010-)
  • Thomas Whittemore (1871-1950), American scholar and archaeologist who founded the Byzantine Institute of America
  • Anne Whittemore (b. 1971), birth name Liz Wilde, an American radio personality best known for her shock jock radio program, The Liz Wilde Show
  • John Whittemore (1899-2005), American Masters athlete who had his last competition six weeks before his 105th birthday
  • Jo Whittemore (b. 1977), American author of books for children and teens
  • Frederick Harvey Whittemore (b. 1952), American lawyer, lobbyist and businessman, President of Coyote Springs Investment, LLC
  • Samuel Whittemore (1694-1793), American farmer, hew was the oldest known colonial combatant in the American Revolutionary War at the age of 78
  • James D. Whittemore (b. 1962), American jurist, Judge of the United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida (2000-)
  • Edward Whittemore (1933-1995), American novelist of five novels written between 1974 and 1987 and a case officer in the Central Intelligence Agency's Directorate of Operations
  • Reed Whittemore (1919-2012), American poet, writer and academic, Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry to the Library of Congress in 1964, and in 1984
  • ... (Another 2 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
  2. ^ Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
  3. ^ Shirley, Evelyn Philip, The Noble and Gentle Men of England; The Arms and Descents. Westminster: John Bower Nichols and Sons, 1866, Print.

Other References

  1. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
  2. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
  3. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
  4. Shirley, Evelyn Philip. Noble and Gentle Men of England Or Notes Touching The Arms and Descendants of the Ancient Knightley and Gentle Houses of England Arranged in their Respective Counties 3rd Edition. Westminster: John Bowyer Nichols and Sons, 1866. Print.
  5. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  6. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  7. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
  8. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
  9. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
  10. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
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The Whittemore Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Whittemore 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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