Whitter History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Whitter family

The surname Whitter was first found in Cumberland where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. The Saxon influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. But Saxon surnames survived and the family name was first referenced in the year 1273 when Robert de Whyterigg held lands.

Early History of the Whitter family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Whitter research. Another 70 words (5 lines of text) covering the years 1455 and 1487 are included under the topic Early Whitter History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Whitter Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Whitteridge, Whitrigg, Whittridge, Wyterik, Whiterigg, Witterigg, Whyterigg, Whyteryk, Witerigg, Whitrigg, Whitridge, Witridge, Whiteridge, Whitredge, Whittred, Whitherick, Wittrick, Wittridge, Witrick, Whiteright, Whitewright, Witterick, Widrich, Whitrick, Wythrich, Witherick and many more.

Early Notables of the Whitter family (pre 1700)

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United States Whitter migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Whitter Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Tho Whitter, who arrived in Virginia in 1656 [1]
  • James Whitter, who settled in Maryland in 1673
  • James Whitter, who landed in Maryland in 1673 [1]

Canada Whitter migration to Canada +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Whitter Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
  • Richard Whitter, who was recorded in London, Ontario in the census of Ontario of 1871

The Whitter Motto +

The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Esto Fidelis
Motto Translation: Be Faithful.

  1. ^ 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)

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