Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. It was a name for a person with white hair. Looking back further, we find the name Whytlitch was derived from the Old English words whit, meaning white and lock, meaning tress or hair.
Early Origins of the Whytlitch family
Devon where they held a family seat from very ancient times, before and after the Norman Conquest in 1066.
Early History of the Whytlitch family
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Whytlitch 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 Whytlitch have been found, including Whitlock, Whitelock, Witlock and others.
Early Notables of the Whytlitch family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Whytlitch family to Ireland
Some of the Whytlitch family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Whytlitch 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. Some of the first immigrants to cross the Atlantic and come to North America bore the name Whytlitch, or a variant listed above: Thomas and Ann Whitlock, who settled in Virginia in 1638; William Whitelock settled in Barbados in 1776.
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