Anglo-Saxon name. It was a name given to a person who was a person with white hair. Looking back further, we find the name Witlyck was derived from the Old English words whit, meaning white and lock, meaning tress or hair.
Early Origins of the Witlyck family
Devon where they held a family seat from very ancient times, before and after the Norman Conquest in 1066.
Early History of the Witlyck family
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Witlyck Spelling Variations
spelling variations under which the name Witlyck has appeared include Whitlock, Whitelock, Witlock and others.
Early Notables of the Witlyck family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Witlyck family to Ireland
Some of the Witlyck family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Witlyck family to the New World and Oceana
At this time, the shores of the New World beckoned many English families that felt that the social climate in England was oppressive and lacked opportunity for change. Thousands left England at great expense in ships that were overcrowded and full of disease. A great portion of these settlers never survived the journey and even a greater number arrived sick, starving, and without a penny. The survivors, however, were often greeted with greater opportunity than they could have experienced back home. These English settlers made significant contributions to those colonies that would eventually become the United States and Canada. An examination of early immigration records and passenger ship lists revealed that people bearing the name Witlyck arrived in North America very early: Thomas and Ann Whitlock, who settled in Virginia in 1638; William Whitelock settled in Barbados in 1776.
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