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Whitters Early Origins



The surname Whitters 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.

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Whitters Spelling Variations


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Whitters 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.

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Whitters Early History


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Whitters Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Whitters research. Another 255 words (18 lines of text) covering the years 1455 and 1487 are included under the topic Early Whitters History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Whitters Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Whitters Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Whitters 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:

Whitters Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • John Whitters, aged 30, a labourer, arrived in South Australia in 1856 aboard the ship "Lord Raglan"

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Motto


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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.


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Whitters Family Crest Products


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
    2. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
    3. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    4. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
    5. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
    6. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
    7. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
    8. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
    9. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
    10. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
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    The Whitters Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Whitters 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.

    This page was last modified on 12 May 2015 at 21:00.

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