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The surname Whittier was first found in Huntingdon
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 Eustace and Thomas Whittowere held estates in that shire.
Spelling variations of this family name include: Whittier, Whittyer, Whittear, Whityer, Whithear, Wittier, Wittyer, Wittyere, Wittyer, Whitear, Whittear, Whitehair, Withere, Wityere, Wityear, Whityear, Wittiere, Wityear, Wytyear and many more.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Whittier research. Another 272 words (19 lines of text) covering the years 1279, 1455, and 1487 are included under the topic Early Whittier History in all our PDF Extended History products
More information is included under the topic Early Whittier Notables in all our PDF Extended History products
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Whittier Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
- Thomas Whittier, who was recorded in New England in 1666
- Thomas Whittier, who arrived in New England in 1666
Whittier Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
- William Whittier, who landed in New England in 1730
- Reuben Whittier, who landed in New England in 1730
- Reuben Whittier, who came to New England in 1730
Whittier Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- J M Whittier, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1871
- Herbert H Whittier, who landed in Colorado in 1893
Whittier Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
- Elizabeth Whittier, who was recorded in the census of 1871 in Ontario, Canada
- Edward Newton Whittier (1840-1902), Union Army officer during the American Civil War
- Max H. Whittier (1867-1928), American real estate developer and a pioneer in the early California petroleum industry
- Sumner Gage Whittier (1911-2010), American politician
- olympic.org/content/olympic-athletes/generic-athlete-page/?athleteid=58726">Pauline "Polly" Whittier (1876-1946), American Olympian who won a silver medal for golf at the 1900 games
- John Greenleaf Whittier (1807-1892), American Quaker poet and reformist
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 fidelisMotto Translation:
- Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
- Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
- Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
- Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
- Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
- Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
- Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
- Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
- Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
- Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
The Whittier Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Whittier 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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