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Whitten Early Origins



The surname Whitten 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 of England 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.

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Whitten Spelling Variations


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Whitten Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Whitton, Whitten, Whytten, Whytton, Wytton, Wytten, Witten, Witton, Wyton and many more.

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Whitten Early History


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Whitten Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Whitten research. Another 163 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1165, 1400, 1370, 1303, 1635 and 1704 are included under the topic Early Whitten History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Whitten Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Whitten Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 33 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Whitten Notables 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:

Whitten Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • John Whitten, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1818
  • D Whitten, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1851
  • Charles Whitten, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1855
  • Andrew Whitten, aged 66, who landed in America from Armagh, in 1893
  • C. W. Whitten, aged 30, who landed in America, in 1895
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Whitten Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Clark Whitten, aged 31, who emigrated to the United States, in 1907
  • James Whitten, aged 36, who emigrated to the United States from Cardross, Scotland, in 1907
  • Horace Whitten, aged 34, who emigrated to America from Kent, England, in 1908
  • Carlie Whitten, aged 21, who emigrated to the United States from Southampton, England, in 1910
  • Alfred Whitten, aged 33, who emigrated to America from Buckingham, England, in 1910
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Whitten Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Gregory Whitten settled in St. John's Newfoundland in 1708 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Seary E.R., Family Names of the Island of Newfoundland, Montreal: McGill's-Queen's Universtity Press 1998 ISBN 0-7735-1782-0

Whitten Settlers in Canada in the 20th Century

  • Mr. Whitten, aged 28, who settled in Newfoundland, in 1914
  • H. Whitten, aged 34, who emigrated to St. John's, Newfoundland, in 1919
  • Harry Whitten, aged 34, who emigrated to St. John's, Newfoundland, in 1919

Whitten Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • James Whitten arrived in Lyttelton, New Zealand aboard the ship "Blue Jacket" in 1865
  • John Whitten, aged 22, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Alumbagh" in 1875

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Contemporary Notables of the name Whitten (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Whitten (post 1700)



  • Jamie Lloyd Whitten (1910-1995), United States Representative from Mississippi, eponym of the Jamie L. Whitten Building, Washington DC
  • Charles A. Whitten, American geodesist with the U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey, eponym of the Charles A. Whitten Medal
  • Daniel Ray Whitten (1943-1972), American musician and songwriter
  • Tara Alice Whitten (b. 1980), Canadian track racing cyclist
  • Wilfred Whitten (1864-1942), British writer and editor
  • Edward James "EJ" Whitten (1933-1995), Australian rules football player, eponym of the E.J. Whitten Medal
  • Deborah "Deb" Whitten (b. 1966), Canadian Olympic bronze medalist field hockey goalkeeper

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Seary E.R., Family Names of the Island of Newfoundland, Montreal: McGill's-Queen's Universtity Press 1998 ISBN 0-7735-1782-0

Other References

  1. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
  2. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
  3. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
  4. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
  5. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  6. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
  7. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
  8. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
  9. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
  10. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
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The Whitten Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Whitten 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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