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Origins Available: Czech, Scottish


The Witteck surname is a compound name comprised of the element "Vit," which is derived from "Vito," a personal name with several possible origins. There are Old Slavic names containing the element "viti," meaning "price, profit," such as "Vitoslav," "Vitomir," or "Vitoljub." Alternatively, there are personal names derived from the Old Slavic "vitati," meaning "inhabit" or "welcome." Finally, the name "Vito" may be derived from the medieval Latin name "Vitus," meaning "life." This personal name gained popularity during the Middle Ages due to the cult of St. Vitus, a Christian martyr from South Italy, its fame reaching Eastern Europe via Germany. The suffix "-ek," is a typical diminutive Czech suffix indicating "son of."

Witteck Early Origins



The surname Witteck was first found in Bohemia, where the name first reached the region through Germany. The personal names Vitoslav and Vitomir were common in this region during the Middle Ages; the progenitor of the surname was likely the son of someone known as Vito. The young Witteck family was instrumental during this formative period, figuring prominently in the early history of the region and contributing greatly to the development of medieval Bohemian society.

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Witteck Spelling Variations


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Witteck Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Vitek, Vittek, Witek, Wittek, Viteck, Vitteck, Witeck and many more.

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Witteck Early History


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Witteck Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Witteck research. Another 319 words (23 lines of text) covering the years 1746, 1857, 1864, 1796 and 1825 are included under the topic Early Witteck History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Witteck Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Witteck Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 29 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Witteck 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:

Witteck Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Antoine Witteck, who was naturalized in Illinois in 1852

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Contemporary Notables of the name Witteck (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Witteck (post 1700)



  • Charles E. Witteck, American politician, Candidate for New York State Assembly from Queens County 5th District, 1964; Candidate for U.S. Representative from New York 8th District, 1968

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Witteck Family Crest Products


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Witteck Family Crest Products




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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
    2. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
    3. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    4. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
    5. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
    6. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
    7. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    8. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
    9. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
    10. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
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    The Witteck Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Witteck 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 21 July 2014 at 16:15.

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