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Witbred Early Origins



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.

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Witbred Spelling Variations


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Witbred Spelling Variations



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

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Witbred Early History


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Witbred Early History



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

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Witbred Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Witbred Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 39 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Witbred 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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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
    2. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    3. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    4. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
    5. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
    6. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    7. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    8. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
    9. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin . Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
    10. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
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    The Witbred Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Witbred 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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