Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. It was a name typically given to a person with white hair. Looking back further, we find the name Withlitch was derived from the Old English words whit, meaning white and lock, meaning tress or hair.
Early Origins of the Withlitch family
Devon where they held a family seat from very ancient times, before and after the Norman Conquest in 1066.
Early History of the Withlitch family
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Withlitch Spelling Variations
hundred years ago, spelling variations of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, French and other languages became incorporated into English through the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Withlitch include Whitlock, Whitelock, Witlock and others.
Early Notables of the Withlitch family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Withlitch family to Ireland
Some of the Withlitch family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Withlitch family to the New World and Oceana
A great wave of immigration to the New World was the result of the enormous political and religious disarray that struck England at that time. Families left for the New World in extremely large numbers. The long journey was the end of many immigrants and many more arrived sick and starving. Still, those who made it were rewarded with an opportunity far greater than they had known at home in England. These emigrant families went on to make significant contributions to these emerging colonies in which they settled. Some of the first North American settlers carried this name or one of its variants: Thomas and Ann Whitlock, who settled in Virginia in 1638; William Whitelock settled in Barbados in 1776.
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