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Witt Early Origins



The surname Witt was first found in Lincolnshire, where they held a family seat from very ancient times, before and after the Norman Conquest of 1066. The name was originally spelt Uuit which became Witt.

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Witt Spelling Variations


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Witt Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Wytt, Witt, Witts, Wyght, Wythe, Wicht and others.

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Witt Early History


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Witt Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Witt research. Another 310 words (22 lines of text) covering the years 1296 and 1364 are included under the topic Early Witt History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Witt Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Witt Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Witt Notables 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:

Witt Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Jonathan Witt, who arrived in Lynn, Massachusetts in 1650
  • Moses Witt, who arrived in Maryland in 1663
  • John Witt settled in Delaware Bay in 1683
  • Christopher Witt settled in Pennsylvania in 1683

Witt Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Christopher Witt, who came to Germantown, Pennsylvania in 1704
  • Jost Witt came to Germantown in 1754
  • Jost Witt, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1754
  • Gustavus Witt, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1794
  • Catherine Witt, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1794
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Witt Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Michael Witt, who landed in Somerset County, Pennsylvania in 1812
  • William Witt arrived in Philadelphia in 1839
  • Andra Witt, who landed in America in 1844-1845
  • Paul Witt, who landed in Texas in 1850-1906
  • Charles Witt, aged 35, arrived in Mobile, Ala in 1850
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Witt Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Maria Witt, who arrived in Quebec in 1850

Witt Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Benjamin Witt landed in Wellington, New Zealand in 1840
  • Henry Witt landed in Wellington, New Zealand in 1840
  • Benjamin Witt, aged 30, a carpenter, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Clifton" in 1842
  • Henry Witt, aged 21, a farm labourer, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Clifton" in 1842
  • Eliza Witt, aged 21, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Clifton" in 1842

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Contemporary Notables of the name Witt (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Witt (post 1700)



  • Alicia Roanne Witt (b. 1975), American Screen Actors Guild Award nominated film, stage, television actress and singer
  • David Witt (b. 1973), American former professional tennis player
  • Paul Junger Witt (b. 1943), American three-time Primetime Emmy Award winning and Academy Award nominated film and television producer
  • Michael Atwater "Mike" Witt (b. 1960), American Major League Baseball pitcher who played from 1981 to 1993
  • Robert Andrew "Bobby" Witt (b. 1964), American Major League Baseball pitcher who played from 1986 to 2001
  • Brendan Witt (b. 1975), Canadian professional NHL ice hockey defenceman
  • Ernst Witt (1911-1991), German mathematician
  • Michael Witt (b. 1984), Australian professional rugby league footballer
  • James Lee Witt (b. 1944), Director of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) during the administration of President Bill Clinton
  • Josef Witt (1901-1994), Austrian operatic tenor and regular performer at the Vienna State Opera before WW II
  • ... (Another 3 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Witt Historic Events


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Witt Historic Events




Arrow Air Flight 1285

  • Mr. Kevin Michael Witt (b. 1959), American Sergeant from Sleepy Eye, Minnesota, USA who died in the crash of Arrow Air Flight 1285 on December 12, 1985 in Gander, Newfoundland, Canada

Hindenburg LZ-129

  • Mr. Hans Hugo Witt (1901-1937), German Luftwaffe Major from Barth-In-Pommern, Germany, who was a passenger on board the Hindenburg LZ-129 and survived the Airship Fire on May 6, 1937

RMS Titanic

  • Mr. F. Witt (d. 1912), age unknown, English Trimmer from Southampton, Hampshire who worked aboard the RMS Titanic and died in the sinking
  • Mr. Henry Dennis Witt (d. 1912), aged 37, English Fireman/Stoker from Lymington, England who worked aboard the RMS Titanic and died in the sinking

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Suggested Readings for the name Witt


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Suggested Readings for the name Witt



  • Our Ancestors Witt and Copeland by Forrest E. Witt.
  • Witt-Bates Connections, 1976 by Mrs. J.M. Harris.
  • Witty-Todd Genealogy by Carl Dean Witty.

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Witt Family Crest Products


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin . Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
    2. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
    3. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
    4. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
    5. 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.
    6. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
    7. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
    8. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
    9. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    10. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
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    The Witt Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Witt 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 6 June 2016 at 00:05.

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