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The name Whytlake is of Anglo-Saxon origin. It was name for a person with white hair. Looking back further, we find the name Whytlake was derived from the Old English words whit, meaning white and lock, meaning tress or hair.

Early Origins of the Whytlake family


The surname Whytlake was first found in Devon where they held a family seat from very ancient times, before and after the Norman Conquest in 1066.

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Early History of the Whytlake family

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Early History of the Whytlake family


This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Whytlake 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 Whytlake History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Whytlake Spelling Variations

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Whytlake Spelling Variations


Spelling variations in names were a common occurrence before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate spelled their names differently as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Whytlake have been found, including Whitlock, Whitelock, Witlock and others.

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Early Notables of the Whytlake family (pre 1700)

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Early Notables of the Whytlake 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...
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Migration of the Whytlake family to Ireland

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Migration of the Whytlake family to Ireland


Some of the Whytlake 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.

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Migration of the Whytlake family to the New World and Oceana

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Migration of the Whytlake family to the New World and Oceana


Families began migrating abroad in enormous numbers because of the political and religious discontent in England. Often faced with persecution and starvation in England, the possibilities of the New World attracted many English people. Although the ocean trips took many lives, those who did get to North America were instrumental in building the necessary groundwork for what would become for new powerful nations. Among the first immigrants of the name Whytlake, or a variant listed above to cross the Atlantic and come to North America were: Thomas and Ann Whitlock, who settled in Virginia in 1638; William Whitelock settled in Barbados in 1776.

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