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Whittington History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



Early Origins of the Whittington family


The surname Whittington was first found in Derbyshire at Whittington, a parish, in the union of Chesterfield, hundred of Scarsdale. There are others locals of the same name found in Gloucestershire, Lancashire, Northumberland, Shropshire, Staffordshire, Warwickshire and Worcestershire.

To confuse the reader more, we draw your attention to the following quote under the township of Whittingham: "Warin de Whitington, who lived in the reign of John, held lands in the township, and his descendants held the manor in the reign of Edward II. The family long continued connected with the place; and a Richard Whittingham, who had two sons and a daughter, was living in the middle of the last century. [1700s]"

Richard Whittington (c. 1354-1423), the medieval merchant and politician who was the inspiration for the folk tale "Dick Whittington and His Cat" was from Gloucestershire, but his family claim descent from Staffordshire. He was in fact, Lord Mayor of London four times.

The Whittington Stone on Highgate Hill in front of Whittington Hospital has a statue in honour of Whittington's legendary cat.


Early History of the Whittington family


This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Whittington research.
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Whittington Spelling Variations


Spelling variations of this family name include: Whitington, Whittington, Whyttington and others.

Early Notables of the Whittington family (pre 1700)


Distinguished members of the family include Robert Whittington (Wittinton) (c. 1480-c. 1553), an English grammarian; and Sir Richard Whittington (c. 1354-1423), the famous "Dick Whittington," was Lord Mayor of London in...
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Migration of the Whittington family to Ireland


Some of the Whittington family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Another 78 words (6 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 Whittington family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Whittington Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Stephen Whittington who settled in St. Christopher in 1633
  • Stephen Whittington, aged 20, who landed in St Christopher in 1633 [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)
  • Richard Whittington, who arrived in New England in 1646 [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)
  • Francis Whittington, who arrived in Virginia in 1650 [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)
  • William Whittington, who arrived in Virginia in 1653 [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)
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Whittington Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Thomas Whittington, who settled in Maryland in 1774

Whittington Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Mr. John Whittington U.E. who settled in Charlotte County, New Brunswick c. 1784 member of the Cape Ann Association [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X

Whittington Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • George Whittington, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "The Stebonheath" in 1850 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) The STEBONHEATH 1850. Retrieved http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1850Stebonheath.htm
  • John Whittington, aged 28, a plumber, who arrived in South Australia in 1853 aboard the ship "Magdalena" [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    South Australian Register Friday 26th August 1853. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Magdalena 1853. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/magdalena1853.shtml
  • George Ball Caswell Whittington, aged 35, a carpenter, who arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Caroline" [5]CITATION[CLOSE]
    South Australian Register Thursday 26th April 1855. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Caroline 1855. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/caroline1855.shtml

Whittington Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Hugh Whittington, aged 21, a bricklayer, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Hindostan" in 1875
  • Edward Whittington, aged 32, a farm labourer, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Rodney" in 1875
  • Thomas Whittington, aged 21, a farm labourer, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Rodney" in 1875
  • Jacob Whittington, aged 35, a gardener, who arrived in Taranaki aboard the ship "Hermione" in 1878
  • Mary J. Whittington, aged 33, who arrived in Taranaki aboard the ship "Hermione" in 1878
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Whittington (post 1700)


  • Sweet Dick Whittington (b. 1934), American disc jockey
  • Shayne Whittington (b. 1991), American basketball player
  • Richard Whittington, American Corporate Strategy Academic
  • Khadijah Whittington (b. 1986), American basketball player
  • Lauren Whittington, American journalist
  • Hulon B. Whittington (1921-1969), American officer, recipient of the Medal of Honor for his actions in World War II
  • Jim Whittington (b. 1941), American televangelist
  • Harry Whittington (1915-1989), American novelist
  • Eydie Whittington, American politician, Member of the Council of the District of Columbia (1995-1997)
  • Erik Whittington, American guitarist
  • ... (Another 21 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

The Whittington 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: Sapere aude
Motto Translation: Dare to be wise.


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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. ^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  3. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) The STEBONHEATH 1850. Retrieved http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1850Stebonheath.htm
  4. ^ South Australian Register Friday 26th August 1853. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Magdalena 1853. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/magdalena1853.shtml
  5. ^ South Australian Register Thursday 26th April 1855. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Caroline 1855. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/caroline1855.shtml

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