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Whitworth History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



Whitworth is an ancient Norman name that arrived in England after the Norman Conquest of 1066. The Whitworth family lived in Durham, at Whitworth.

Early Origins of the Whitworth family


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

Early History of the Whitworth family


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Another 191 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 1815, 1st , 1675, 1725 and 1704 are included under the topic Early Whitworth History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Whitworth Spelling Variations


Multitudes of spelling variations are a hallmark of Anglo Norman names. Most of these names evolved in the 11th and 12th century, in the time after the Normans introduced their own Norman French language into a country where Old and Middle English had no spelling rules and the languages of the court were French and Latin. To make matters worse, medieval scribes spelled words according to sound, so names frequently appeared differently in the various documents in which they were recorded. The name was spelled Witworth, Whitworth and others.

Early Notables of the Whitworth family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Whitworth family to Ireland


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


Because of this political and religious unrest within English society, many people decided to immigrate to the colonies. Families left for Ireland, North America, and Australia in enormous numbers, traveling at high cost in extremely inhospitable conditions. The New World in particular was a desirable destination, but the long voyage caused many to arrive sick and starving. Those who made it, though, were welcomed by opportunities far greater than they had known at home in England. Many of these families went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Whitworth or a variant listed above:

Whitworth Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Sarah Whitworth, who arrived in Virginia in 1703 [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)
  • Abraham Whitworth, who arrived in Virginia in 1714 [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)
  • Alice Whitworth and her husband who settled in New England in 1775

Whitworth Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Sarah Whitworth, who arrived in New York in 1823
  • Edmund Whitworth, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1844 [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)
  • Robert Whitworth, who landed in Texas in 1857 [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)
  • Joshua Whitworth, who settled in Philadelphia in 1859
  • Atkinson Whitworth, aged 26, who landed in New York in 1864 [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.)

Whitworth Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Henry Whitworth, aged 27, a bricklayer, who arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "William Stevenson" [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    South Australian Register Friday 2nd February 1855. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) William Stevenson 1855. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/williamstevenson1855.shtml

Whitworth Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Joseph Whitworth, aged 36, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Bombay" in 1865
  • Emma Whitworth, aged 26, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Bombay" in 1865
  • Robert Whitworth, aged 33, a shoemaker, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Lauderdale" in 1874

Contemporary Notables of the name Whitworth (post 1700)


  • Charles Whitworth (1752-1825), 1st Earl Whitworth, British diplomatist and politician, British Envoy to Poland (1785-1787), British Ambassador to Russia (1788-1800) and British Ambassador to France (1802-1803)
  • Sir Joseph Whitworth (1803-1887), English engineer and entrepreneur, inventor of the Whitworth Rifle, a single-shot muzzle-loaded rifle used by the Confederacy in the American Civil War, co-founder of Sir W G Armstrong Whitworth & Co Ltd, a major British manufacturing company in the late 1800s and early 1900s
  • Ralph Victor Whitworth (1955-2016), American businessman, founder of Relational Investors LLC
  • George F. Whitworth (1816-1907), American Presbyterian missionary, founder of Whitworth College (now Whitworth University) in 1890
  • Johnny Whitworth (b. 1975), American actor, known for his roles in Limitless (2011) and 3:10 to Yuma (2007)
  • Kathy Whitworth (b. 1939), American LPGA professional golfer
  • George H. Whitworth (b. 1896), English footballer who played from 1920 through 1928
  • William Allen Whitworth (1840-1905), English mathematician and a priest in the Church of England
  • Robert Whitworth (1734-1799), English land surveyor and engineer from Sowerby, England
  • Neil Anthony Whitworth (b. 1972), English former football defender
  • ... (Another 6 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Suggested Readings for the name Whitworth


  • Isaac Towell & his Family: Including Towell, McAdams, Whotworth, Shaw, Fitzgerald & Others, 1764-1990 by Roy H. Towell.

The Whitworth 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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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. ^ South Australian Register Friday 2nd February 1855. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) William Stevenson 1855. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/williamstevenson1855.shtml

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