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Whittworthy History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The name Whittworthy was brought to England by the Normans when they conquered the country in 1066. The ancestors of the Whittworthy family lived in Durham, at Whitworth.

Early Origins of the Whittworthy family

The surname Whittworthy was first found in Durham where they held a family seat from ancient times, in 1066.

Early History of the Whittworthy family

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Whittworthy Spelling Variations

The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries. For that reason, spelling variations are common among many Anglo-Norman names. The shape of the English language was frequently changed with the introduction of elements of Norman French, Latin, and other European languages; even the spelling of literate people's names were subsequently modified. Whittworthy has been recorded under many different variations, including Witworth, Whitworth and others.

Early Notables of the Whittworthy family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Whittworthy family to Ireland

Some of the Whittworthy family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Whittworthy family to the New World and Oceana

To escape the uncertainty of the political and religious uncertainty found in England, many English families boarded ships at great expense to sail for the colonies held by Britain. The passages were expensive, though, and the boats were unsafe, overcrowded, and ridden with disease. Those who were hardy and lucky enough to make the passage intact were rewarded with land, opportunity, and social environment less prone to religious and political persecution. Many of these families went on to be important contributors to the young nations of Canada and the United States where they settled. Whittworthys were some of the first of the immigrants to arrive in North America: Alice Whitworth and her husband who settled in New England in 1775; Joshua Whitworth settled in Philadelphia in 1859; Sarah Whitworth arrived in New York in 1823..

The Whittworthy 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: Dum spiro spero
Motto Translation: While I have breath I hope.

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