Witgive History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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Early Origins of the Witgive family
The surname Witgive was first found in Worcestershire where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. Today, Whitgift is a small hamlet in the East Riding of Yorkshire, England approximately 4 miles (6.4 km) east of Goole. Whitgift is also notable for Whitgift Hall, a Georgian manor house built in 1704 by a Stephenson family.
Early History of the Witgive family
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Witgive Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Whitegift, Witgift, Whitegive, Witgive, Whitgift and others.
Early Notables of the Witgive family (pre 1700)
Distinguished members of the family include John Whitgift (c.1530-1604), Archbishop of Canterbury from 1583 to his death. He was the "eldest son of Henry Whitgift, a well-to-do merchant of Great Grimsby, Lincolnshire...
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Migration of the Witgive family
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: the name represented in many forms and recorded from the mid 17th century in the great migration from Europe. Migrants settled in the eastern seaboard from Newfoundland, to Maine, to Virginia, the Carolinas, and to the islands..