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Witmer Early Origins



The surname Witmer was first found in Staffordshire where Whitmore is a parish in the union Newcastle-under-Lyme in the hundred of Pirehill and dates back to the Domesday Book [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
where it was listed as Witemore. The name was derived from the Old English words hwit + mor which collectively mean "white moor or marsh" [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
The parish has remained rather small in population as in 1873 it listed only 367 inhabitants. Whitmore Hall, is still standing today and was held by the Whitmore family until the 16th century when Alice Boghay, a Whitmore heiress married Edward Mainwaring of Biddulph. From then on, it passed to the Cavenagh-Mainwaring family who still hold the hall as a private residence today. It is important to now note the younger Shropshire branch of the family. "This is a younger branch of an ancient family formerly seated at Whittimere or Whitmore, in the parish of Claverley, where it is traced to the reign of Henry III. " [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
Shirley, Evelyn Philip, The Noble and Gentle Men of England; The Arms and Descents. Westminster: John Bower Nichols and Sons, 1866, Print.

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Witmer Spelling Variations


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Witmer Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Whitmore, Whitmer, Whytemere, Whitemore, Whittimere, Whittimore and many more.

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Witmer Early History


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Witmer Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Witmer research. Another 223 words (16 lines of text) covering the years 1620, 1572, 1648, 1620, 1593, 1612, 1653, 1640, 1637, 1699, 1661, 1599, 1677, 1659, 1677, 1666 and 1695 are included under the topic Early Witmer History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Witmer Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Witmer Early Notables (pre 1700)



Distinguished members of the family include Sir William Whitmore (1572-1648), an English landowner and politician, Sheriff of Shropshire in 1620, he inherited Apley Hall, Shropshire on the death of his father in 1593; Sir Thomas Whitmore, 1st Baronet (1612-1653), an English politician, Member of Parliament for Bridgnorth in 1640; Sir William...

Another 54 words (4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Witmer Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Witmer In Ireland


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Witmer In Ireland



Some of the Witmer family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 35 words (2 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Witmer Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Michael Witmer, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1732
  • Michale Witmer, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1733
  • Peter Witmer, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1733
  • Ulrich Witmer, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1733
  • Samuel Witmer, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1747
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Witmer Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Abraham Witmer, who landed in Canada in 1831
  • Christian Witmer, who arrived in Canada in 1831
  • David Witmer, who arrived in Canada in 1831

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Contemporary Notables of the name Witmer (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Witmer (post 1700)



  • Lightner Witmer (1867-1956), American psychologist who is credited with the introduction of the term "Clinical Psychology"
  • Charles B. Witmer (1862-1925), United States federal judge
  • Tamara Witmer (b. 1984), American model, actress and reality television star
  • Denison Stuart Witmer, American singer-songwriter
  • Lawrence Witmer, American paleontologist, Professor of Anatomy and Paleontology at Ohio University
  • John Douglas Witmer (1951-2004), Canadian blues singer, songwriter and harmonica player, lead vocalist for the band Whiskey Howl and the Downchild Blues Band
  • Elizabeth Witmer (b. 1946), née Gosar, Canadian former politician in Ontario, Chair of the Ontario Workplace Safety & Insurance Board (2012-)

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Witmer Historic Events


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Witmer Historic Events




Arrow Air Flight 1285

  • Mr. John B Witmer (b. 1962), American First Lieutenant from North Brook, Illinois, USA who died in the crash of Arrow Air Flight 1285 on December 12, 1985 in Gander, Newfoundland, Canada

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
  2. ^ Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
  3. ^ Shirley, Evelyn Philip, The Noble and Gentle Men of England; The Arms and Descents. Westminster: John Bower Nichols and Sons, 1866, Print.

Other References

  1. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  2. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
  3. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
  4. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
  5. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
  6. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
  7. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
  8. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  9. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
  10. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
  11. ...

The Witmer Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Witmer Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

This page was last modified on 26 April 2016 at 22:23.

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