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Willhite History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



The surname Willhite is derived from the diminutive form of the Old English personal name "Will" or "William." Thus, the name refers to a "son of Willet."

Early Origins of the Willhite family


The surname Willhite was first found in Essex, where the Willhite family held a family seat from very ancient times. Records of the name in Essex and the surrounding shires date back to the Middle Ages, during the years immediately following the Norman Conquest.

Early History of the Willhite family


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Another 217 words (16 lines of text) covering the years 1736, 1665, 1562, 1621, 1650, 1678, 1633, 1703, 1605 and 1674 are included under the topic Early Willhite History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Willhite Spelling Variations


Spelling variations of this family name include: Willet, Willett, Willhite, Willot, Willitt, Willets and many more.

Early Notables of the Willhite family (pre 1700)


Notables of this surname at this time include: Andrew Willet (1562- 1621), an English clergyman and controversialist; Deborah "Deb" Willet (1650-1678), a young maid employed by Samuel Pepys (1633-1703) whose extramarital liaisons were chronicled...
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Migration of the Willhite family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Willhite Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Michael Willhite, who arrived in Virginia in 1736

Contemporary Notables of the name Willhite (post 1700)


  • Jon Nicholas Willhite (1941-2008), American Major League Baseball pitcher
  • T. S. Willhite, American Republican politician, Member of Missouri State House of Representatives from Polk County, 1925-26 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 12) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • James N. Willhite, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Illinois, 1964 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 12) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html

The Willhite 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: Dieu et mon devoir
Motto Translation: God and my work.


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Citations


  1. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 12) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html

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