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Whitten History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms


Origins Available: English, Irish


Early Origins of the Whitten family


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. [1]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." [2]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 Whitten family


This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Whitten research.
Another 151 words (11 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.

Whitten Spelling Variations


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

Early Notables of the Whitten family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Whitten family to Ireland


Some of the Whitten family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Another 168 words (12 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Migration of the Whitten family to the New World and Oceana


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 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • D Whitten, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1851 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Charles Whitten, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1855 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • 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, who settled in St. John's Newfoundland in 1708 [4]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, who arrived in Lyttelton, New Zealand aboard the ship "Blue Jacket" in 1865
  • John Whitten, aged 22, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Alumbagh" in 1875

Contemporary Notables of the name Whitten (post 1700)


  • Leslie Hunter "Les" Whitten Jr. (1928-2017), American investigative reporter and novelist
  • Jack Whitten (1939-2018), American abstract painter awarded a National Medal of Arts in 2016
  • Marguerite Whitten (1913-1990), American film actress who appeared in 14 films between 1938 and 1943
  • John Moss Whitten (1920-2000), American Central Intelligence Agency officer, known under the pseudonym John Scelso; he was awarded the Distinguished Intelligence Medal in 1970
  • Greg Whitten (b. 1979), American former chief software architect at Microsoft, some believe "GWBasic" was derived from his initials
  • Deborah "Deb" Whitten (b. 1966), Canadian bronze medalist field hockey goalkeeper at the 1995 Pan American Games
  • Charles William "C. W." Whitten (1871-1957), American educator and athletic administrator
  • Cameron Whitten (b. 1991), American community activist and hunger striker
  • Benoni Whitten (b. 1883), American attorney and jurist, 19th Associate Justice of the Oregon Supreme Court in 1870
  • Daniel Ray "Danny" Whitten (1943-1972), American musician and songwriter
  • ... (Another 14 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations


  1. ^ 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)
  2. ^ Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.
  3. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  4. ^ Seary E.R., Family Names of the Island of Newfoundland, Montreal: McGill's-Queen's Universtity Press 1998 ISBN 0-7735-1782-0

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