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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. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
    2. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    3. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
    4. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
    5. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    6. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
    7. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
    8. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
    9. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
    10. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. 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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