Anglo-Saxon name that was given to a person who was a person with white hair. Looking back further, we find the name Witelocke was derived from the Old English words whit, meaning white and lock, meaning tress or hair.
Early Origins of the Witelocke family
Devon where they held a family seat from very ancient times, before and after the Norman Conquest in 1066.
Early History of the Witelocke family
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Witelocke Spelling Variations
spelling variations, including Whitlock, Whitelock, Witlock and others.
Early Notables of the Witelocke family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Witelocke family to Ireland
Some of the Witelocke family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Witelocke family to the New World and Oceana
To escape the unstable social climate in England of this time, many families boarded ships for the New World with the hope of finding land, opportunity, and greater religious and political freedom. Although the voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, those families that arrived often found greater opportunities and freedoms than they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Witelocke were among those contributors: Thomas and Ann Whitlock, who settled in Virginia in 1638; William Whitelock settled in Barbados in 1776.
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