The name Whyatt came to England
with the ancestors of the Whyatt family in the Norman Conquest
of 1066. It comes from Guyat,
a pet form of the Old French given name Guy.
Early Origins of the Whyatt family
The surname Whyatt was first found in Sussex
where they held a family seat
at early times, after the Norman Conquest
Early History of the Whyatt family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Whyatt research.Another 333 words (24 lines of text) covering the years 1554, 1746, 1813, 1460, 1537, 1503, 1542, 1536, 1521, 1554, 1550, 1623, 1588, 1644, 1616 and 1685 are included under the topic Early Whyatt History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Whyatt Spelling Variations
Before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Sound was what guided spelling in the Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Spelling variations
were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Whyatt family name include Wyatt, Wyat and others.
Early Notables of the Whyatt family (pre 1700)
Outstanding amongst the family at this time was Sir Francis Wyatt; Sir Henry Wyatt (1460-1537), an English courtier from Yorkshire; and his son, Sir Thomas Wyatt (1503-1542), an early English language poet and statesman, knighted by Henry VIII in 1536; Sir Thomas Wyatt the Younger (1521-1554), an English rebel leader during... Another 52 words (4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Whyatt Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Whyatt family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Whyatt Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
- James Whyatt, aged 30, who arrived in South Australia in 1854 aboard the ship "Ostrich" CITATION[CLOSE]
South Australian Register Saturday 22nd July 1854. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Ostrich 1854. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/ostrich1854.shtml
Historic Events for the Whyatt family
- Mrs. Martha Ann Whyatt, English 2nd Class passenger residing in New Bedford, Massachusetts, USA returning to England, who sailed aboard the RMS Lusitania and survived the sinking by escaping in a collapsible CITATION[CLOSE]
Lusitania Passenger List - The Lusitania Resource. (Retrieved 2014, March 6) . Retrieved from http://www.rmslusitania.info/lusitania-passenger-list/
The Whyatt 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: Duriora virtus
Motto Translation: Virtue tries harder things.