Witmer History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
Early Origins of the Witmer family
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  where it was listed as Witemore.
The name was derived from the Old English words hwit + mor which collectively mean "white moor or marsh" 
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. " 
Early History of the Witmer family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Witmer research. Another 112 words (8 lines of text) covering the years 1620, 1572, 1648, 1620, 1593, 1612, 1653, 1640, 1637, 1699, 1661, 1599, 1677, 1659, 1677, 1666, 1695, 1654 and 1593 are included under the topic Early Witmer History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Witmer Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Whitmore, Whitmer, Whytemere, Whitemore, Whittimere, Whittimore and many more.
Early Notables of the Witmer family (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 Whitmore, 2nd Baronet (1637-1699), an English politician, Member of Parliament for Bridgnorth in...
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In the United States, the name Witmer is the 8,418th most popular surname with an estimated 2,487 people with that name. 
Migration of the Witmer family to Ireland
Some of the Witmer family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. More information about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Witmer migration to the United States +
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 
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Witmer migration to Canada +
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
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
Contemporary Notables of the name Witmer (post 1700) +
- Webb L. Witmer, American politician, Mayor of Millbrae, California, 1955-56, 1960
- Obe Witmer, American Democratic Party politician, Chair of Jasper County Democratic Party, 1903
- Jake Witmer, American Libertarian politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from Illinois 4th District, 2004
- G. Robert Witmer, American politician, Justice of New York Supreme Court 7th District, 1958
- Daniel O. Witmer, American politician, Member of Missouri State House of Representatives from Jasper County Western District, 1901-02
- Charles B. Witmer, American politician, U.S. Attorney for the Middle District of Pennsylvania, 1907-11
- Abraham L. Witmer, American politician, Prohibition Candidate for U.S. Representative from New York 36th District, 1906; Prohibition Candidate for New York State Assembly from Erie County 7th District, 1909
- 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
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Historic Events for the Witmer family +
Arrow Air Flight 1285
- Mr. John B Witmer (b. 1962), American First Lieutenant from North Brook, Illinois, USA who died in the crash 
Related Stories +
- ^ Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
- ^ Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
- ^ Shirley, Evelyn Philip, The Noble and Gentle Men of England; The Arms and Descents. Westminster: John Bower Nichols and Sons, 1866, Print.
- ^ https://namecensus.com/most_common_surnames.htm
- ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
- ^ American War Memorials - Flight 1285. (Retrieved 2016, August 24) . Retrieved from http://www.uswarmemorials.org/html/monument_details.php?SiteID=317&MemID=550