Whittlock is a name of Anglo-Saxon
origin. It was a name given to a person with white hair.
Looking back further, we find the name Whittlock was derived from the Old English words whit,
Early Origins of the Whittlock family
The surname Whittlock was first found in Devon
where they held a family seat
from very ancient times, before and after the Norman Conquest
Early History of the Whittlock family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Whittlock research.Another 285 words (20 lines of text) covering the years 1657, 1624, 1570, 1632, 1610, 1622, 1605, 1675, 1631, 1701, 1654 and 1659 are included under the topic Early Whittlock History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Whittlock Spelling Variations
Before the last few hundred
years, the English language had no fast system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations
are commonly found in early Anglo-Saxon
surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Whittlock were recorded, including Whitlock, Whitelock, Witlock and others.
Early Notables of the Whittlock family (pre 1700)
Notables of the family at this time include Sir James Whitelocke SL (1570-1632), an English judge and politician who sat in the House of Commons between 1610 and 1622; Sir Bulstrode Whitelocke (1605-1675), an... Another 34 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Whittlock Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Whittlock family to Ireland
Some of the Whittlock family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 37 words (3 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 Whittlock family to the New World and Oceana
To escape oppression and starvation at that time, many English families left for the "open frontiers" of the New World with all its perceived opportunities. In droves people migrated to the many British colonies, those in North America in particular, paying high rates for passages in cramped, unsafe ships. Although many of the settlers did not make the long passage alive, those who did see the shores of North America perceived great opportunities before them. Many of the families that came from England
went on to make essential contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Research into various historical records revealed some of first members of the Whittlock family emigrate to North America:
Whittlock Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
- David Whittlock, who arrived in Maryland in 1663 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)