Early Origins of the Whittred family
The surname Whittred 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.
Early History of the Whittred family
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Whittred 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.
Early Notables of the Whittred family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Whittred family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: William Whittridge, who came to Ipswich, MA in 1635 with his wife Elizabeth and their son Thomas, Nathaniel Whittredge, who is on record in Lynn, Massachusetts in 1637.
Contemporary Notables of the name Whittred (post 1700)
- Katherine Anne Whittred, Canadian retired politician, MLA for North Vancouver-Lonsdale (1996-2009)
The Whittred 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.