The name Withlock is of Anglo-Saxon
origin. It was name for a person with white hair.
Looking back further, we find the name Withlock was derived from the Old English words whit,
Early Origins of the Withlock family
The surname Withlock was first found in Devon
where they held a family seat
from very ancient times, before and after the Norman Conquest
Early History of the Withlock family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Withlock research.Another 285 words (20 lines of text) covering the years 1657, 1624, 1570, 1632, 1610, 1622, 1605, 1675, 1631, 1701, 1654 and 1659 are included under the topic Early Withlock History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Withlock Spelling Variations
in names were a common occurrence before English spelling was standardized a few hundred
years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate spelled their names differently as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Withlock have been found, including Whitlock, Whitelock, Witlock and others.
Early Notables of the Withlock family (pre 1700)
Notables of the family at this time include Sir James Whitelocke SL (1570-1632), an English judge and politician who sat in the House of Commons between 1610 and 1622; Sir Bulstrode Whitelocke (1605-1675), an... Another 34 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Withlock Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Withlock family to Ireland
Some of the Withlock family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 37 words (3 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Withlock family to the New World and Oceana
Families began migrating abroad in enormous numbers because of the political and religious discontent in England
. Often faced with persecution and starvation in England
, the possibilities of the New World attracted many English people. Although the ocean trips took many lives, those who did get to North America were instrumental in building the necessary groundwork for what would become for new powerful nations. Among the first immigrants of the name Withlock, or a variant listed above to cross the Atlantic and come to North America were: Thomas and Ann Whitlock, who settled in Virginia in 1638; William Whitelock settled in Barbados in 1776.