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When the ancestors of the Witny family emigrated to England following the Norman Conquest in 1066 they brought their family name with them. They lived in Herefordshire, at the village of Whitney.

Witny Early Origins



The surname Witny was first found in Herefordshire where Harold de Whitney held the Lordship of Whitney from St. Guthlac's Church.

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Witny Spelling Variations


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Witny Spelling Variations



The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries. For that reason, spelling variations are common among many Anglo-Norman names. The shape of the English language was frequently changed with the introduction of elements of Norman French, Latin, and other European languages; even the spelling of literate people's names were subsequently modified. Witny has been recorded under many different variations, including Whitney, Witney and others.

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Witny Early History


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Witny Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Witny research. Another 89 words (6 lines of text) covering the years 1377, 1413 and 1436 are included under the topic Early Witny History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Witny Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Witny Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 33 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Witny Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Witny In Ireland


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Witny In Ireland



Some of the Witny family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 87 words (6 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:

Witny Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • William Witny, aged 25, a farm labourer, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Bebington" in 1872
  • Jane Witny, aged 23, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Bebington" in 1872
  • Florence Witny, aged 11 months, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Bebington" in 1872

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Motto


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Motto



The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Volens et valens
Motto Translation: Willing and able.


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

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    2. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
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    4. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
    5. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    6. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
    7. 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).
    8. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    9. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
    10. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
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    The Witny Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Witny 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 15 January 2016 at 09:54.

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