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Wightbread Early Origins



The surname Wightbread was first found in Suffolk where they held a family seat from ancient times. The first record of this name was on the Hundredorum Rolls about the year 1220, where it was spelt Witbred, and it occurs in later references. Their earliest seat was at Loudham Park in Suffolk.

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Wightbread Spelling Variations


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Wightbread Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Whitbread, Whitebread and others.

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Wightbread Early History


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Wightbread Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Wightbread research. Another 145 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1618, 1679 and 1929 are included under the topic Early Wightbread History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Wightbread Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Wightbread Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 39 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Wightbread Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Henry Whitebread arrived in America in 1773; Emmanuel Whitebread settled in Philadelphia, Pa. in 1841.

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Motto


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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: Virtute non astutia
Motto Translation: By courage not by craft.


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
    2. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    3. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    4. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
    5. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    6. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
    7. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
    8. Crispin, M. Jackson and Leonce Mary. Falaise Roll Recording Prominent Companions of William Duke of Normandy at the Conquest of England. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    9. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
    10. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
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    The Wightbread Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Wightbread Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 18 July 2014 at 14:29.

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