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Whittier History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



Early Origins of the Whittier family


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.

Early History of the Whittier family


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Whittier Spelling Variations


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.

Early Notables of the Whittier family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Whittier family to the New World and Oceana


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 [1]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)

Whittier Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • William Whittier, who landed in New England in 1730 [1]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)
  • Reuben Whittier, who landed in New England in 1730 [1]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)
  • Reuben Whittier, who settled in New England in 1730

Whittier Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • J M Whittier, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1871 [1]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)
  • Herbert H Whittier, who landed in Colorado in 1893 [1]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)

Whittier Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Elizabeth Whittier, who was recorded in the census of 1871 in Ontario, Canada

Contemporary Notables of the name Whittier (post 1700)


  • 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
  • Pauline "Polly" Whittier (1876-1946), American Olympian who won a silver medal for golf at the 1900 games [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Athletes - Famous Olympic Athletes, Medalists, Sports Heroes. (Retrieved 2011, May 4) Pauline Whittier. Retrieved from http://www.olympic.org/content/olympic-athletes/generic-athlete-page/?athleteid=58726
  • John Greenleaf Whittier (1807-1892), American Quaker poet and reformist

The Whittier 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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Citations


  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)
  2. ^ Athletes - Famous Olympic Athletes, Medalists, Sports Heroes. (Retrieved 2011, May 4) Pauline Whittier. Retrieved from http://www.olympic.org/content/olympic-athletes/generic-athlete-page/?athleteid=58726

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