. The Saxon influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. But Saxon surnames survived and the family name was first referenced in the year 1275 when Martin Withorn held estates in that shire.
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of this family name include: Whitehorn, Withorn, Witehorne, Whithorn, Whithorne, Withorne, Whythorne and many more.
Distinguished members of the family include George Whitehorne (died 1565) English cleric, Minor Canon and Priest-Vicar of St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle 1541 to 1565 and Canon of Windsor from 1559 to 1565.
Peter Whitehorne or Whithorne ( fl.
1543-1563), was an English military writer, described on the title-pages of his books, first as student and then as 'fellow' of Gray's Inn... Another 60 words (4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Wighton Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.