Early Origins of the Witebred family
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 Witebred family
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Witebred Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Whitbread, Whitebread and others.
Early Notables of the Witebred family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Witebred 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 Witebred 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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