Withey History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Withey family

The surname Withey was first found in Wiltshire where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor of Wotton Bassett in that shire, some say, before the Norman Conquest in 1066 A.D.

Early History of the Withey family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Withey research. Another 139 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1632 and 100 are included under the topic Early Withey History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Withey Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Withy, Withey, Withie, Wythy, Wythie, Wythey, With, Wyth, Wythe and many more.

Early Notables of the Withey family (pre 1700)

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United States Withey migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Withey Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Isham Withey, who arrived in Virginia in 1662 [1]
  • August Withey, who landed in Virginia in 1663 [1]
Withey Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Eli Withey, who arrived in Illinois in 1856-1864 [1]
  • George Withey, who landed in Illinois in 1856-1864 [1]
  • James Withey, who landed in Illinois in 1856-1864 [1]
  • William Withey, who arrived in Illinois in 1856-1864 [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name Withey (post 1700) +

  • William H. Withey, American politician, Mayor of Grand Rapids, Michigan, 1852-53; Presidential Elector for Michigan, 1856
  • Ward Alva Withey (1891-1958), American Democrat politician, Candidate for New York State Assembly from Allegany County, 1930
  • Solomon L. Withey (1820-1886), American politician, Delegate to Michigan State Constitutional Convention, 1867; Member of Michigan state constitutional commission 5th District, 1873
  • Howard F. Withey, American politician, U.S. Consul in Tahiti, 1920-22; Copenhagen, 1924; Limoges, 1926; Kingston, 1927; London, 1929; Paris, 1932; Naples, 1938
  • Francis M. Withey, American politician, U.S. Vice Consul in Florence, 1938
  • Charles A. Withey, American politician, Circuit Judge in Michigan 19th Circuit, 1909-17; Appointed 1909; Defeated, 1926 (7th Circuit)
  • Solomon Lewis Withey (1820-1886), United States federal judge
  • Chester "Chet" Withey (1887-1939), American silent film actor, director and screenwriter
  • Jeffree David "Jeff" Withey (b. 1990), American professional NBA basketball player
  • Graham Arnold Withey (b. 1960), English former professional footballer

HMS Repulse
  • Mr. Albert Thomas William Withey, British Stoker 1st Class, who sailed into battle on the HMS Repulse and died in the sinking [2]


  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ HMS Repulse Crew members. (Retrieved 2014, April 9) . Retrieved from http://www.forcez-survivors.org.uk/biographies/listrepulsecrew.html


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