Anglo-Saxon tribes that once ruled over Britain. Such a name was given to a person with white hair. Looking back further, we find the name Witlach was derived from the Old English words whit, meaning white and lock, meaning tress or hair.
Early Origins of the Witlach family
Devon where they held a family seat from very ancient times, before and after the Norman Conquest in 1066.
Early History of the Witlach family
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Witlach Spelling Variations
spelling variations were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Witlach family name include Whitlock, Whitelock, Witlock and others.
Early Notables of the Witlach family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Witlach family to Ireland
Some of the Witlach family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Witlach family to the New World and Oceana
For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland, the Canadas, the America colonies, and many of smaller tropical colonies in the hope of finding better lives abroad. Although the passage on the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving, those families that survived the trip often went on to make valuable contributions to those new societies to which they arrived. Investigation of the origins of family names on the North American continent has revealed that early immigrants bearing the name Witlach or a variant listed above: Thomas and Ann Whitlock, who settled in Virginia in 1638; William Whitelock settled in Barbados in 1776.
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