Witbred History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
Early Origins of the Witbred family
The surname Witbred 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.
Early History of the Witbred family
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Witbred Spelling Variations
Early Notables of the Witbred family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Witbred family to the New World and Oceana
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.
The Witbred 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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