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Witlok History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



The ancestors of the Witlok family lived among the ancient Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. Witlok was a name given to a person with white hair. Looking back further, we find the name Witlok was derived from the Old English words whit, meaning white and lock, meaning tress or hair.

Early Origins of the Witlok family


The surname Witlok was first found in Devon where they held a family seat from very ancient times, before and after the Norman Conquest in 1066.

Early History of the Witlok family


This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Witlok 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 Witlok History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Witlok Spelling Variations


Witlok has been spelled many different ways. Before English spelling became standardized over the last few hundred years, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. As the English language changed in the Middle Ages, absorbing pieces of Latin and French, as well as other languages, the spelling of people's names also changed considerably, even over a single lifetime. Many variations of the name Witlok have been found, including Whitlock, Whitelock, Witlock and others.

Early Notables of the Witlok 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...
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Migration of the Witlok family to Ireland


Some of the Witlok 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 Witlok family to the New World and Oceana


In an attempt to escape the chaos experienced in England, many English families boarded overcrowded and diseased ships sailing for the shores of North America and other British colonies. Those families hardy enough, and lucky enough, to make the passage intact were rewarded with land and a social environment less prone to religious and political persecution. Many of these families became important contributors to the young colonies in which they settled. Early immigration and passenger lists have documented some of the first Witloks to arrive on North American shores: Thomas and Ann Whitlock, who settled in Virginia in 1638; William Whitelock settled in Barbados in 1776.

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