Early Origins of the Wittfoarte family
The surname Wittfoarte was first found in Renfrewshire
(Gaelic: Siorrachd Rinn Friù), a historic county of Scotland
, today encompassing the Council Areas of Renfrew
, East Renfrewshire
, and Iverclyde, in the Strathclyde region of southwestern Scotland, where they held a family seat
on the lands of Whiteford, on the River Cart, about three miles north of Paisley.
Early History of the Wittfoarte family
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Wittfoarte Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Whiteford, Whitefoord, Whiteforde, Whitford and others.
Early Notables of the Wittfoarte family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Wittfoarte family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: John Whiteford settled in Philadelphia, Pa. in 1854; James Whiteford settled in New York in 1845; several Whitfords settled in San Francisco, Cal. in 1850..
The Wittfoarte 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: Ubique aut Nusquam
Motto Translation: Everywhere or Nowhere.