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Witchcotte Early Origins



The surname Witchcotte was first found in Shropshire where the family is descended from William de Whichcote of Whichcote in 1255. During the reign of Edward IV, the family inherited Harpswell, Lincolnshire by marriage with the heiress of Tyrwhitt and this became the family seat for many years. [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Shirley, Evelyn Philip, The Noble and Gentle Men of England; The Arms and Descents. Westminster: John Bower Nichols and Sons, 1866, Print.
Of this latter branch, John Wichcote of Harpswell was High Sheriff of Lincolnshire in 1466.

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Witchcotte Spelling Variations


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Witchcotte Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Whichcote, Whichcott, Whichcot, Whitcott and others.

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Witchcotte Early History


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Witchcotte Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Witchcotte research. Another 141 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1455, 1487, 1609, 1683, 1614, 1677, 1643, 1721, 1675, 1692 and 1775 are included under the topic Early Witchcotte History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Witchcotte Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Witchcotte Early Notables (pre 1700)



Distinguished members of the family include Benjamin Whichcote (1609-1683), philosopher and theologian, born in Stoke, Shropshire, England regarded as the spiritual founder of the "Cambridge Platonists"; Sir Jeremy Whichcote, 1st Baronet ( c. 1614-1677), who received his baronetcy as...

Another 38 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Witchcotte 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: bearers of the name, who may have settled in the eastern seaboard from Newfoundland, to Maine, to Virginia, the Carolinas, although we could not find any evidence of their arrival..

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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: Juste et droit
Motto Translation: Just and right.


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Shirley, Evelyn Philip, The Noble and Gentle Men of England; The Arms and Descents. Westminster: John Bower Nichols and Sons, 1866, Print.

Other References

  1. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
  2. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
  3. Crispin, M. Jackson and Leonce Mary. Falaise Roll Recording Prominent Companions of William Duke of Normandy at the Conquest of England. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  4. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
  5. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
  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. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
  8. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  9. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
  10. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
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The Witchcotte Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Witchcotte 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 29 January 2015 at 13:21.

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