Wittich History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Wittich family

The surname Wittich was first found in Roxburghshire, where they held a family seat from ancient times, where the name was derived from the Old English Hwittuc, which was translated into the Gaelic as Dow or Duff.

Early History of the Wittich family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Wittich research. Another 115 words (8 lines of text) covering the years 1576, 1600, 1636, 1650, and 1736 are included under the topic Early Wittich History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Wittich Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Whittock, Whittuck, Whyttock, Whytoch, Whytock, Whytocks, Whytox, Quhittok, Wittock and many more.

Early Notables of the Wittich family (pre 1700)

More information is included under the topic Early Wittich Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


United States Wittich migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Wittich Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • John, Charles, and George Wittich, who arrived in Philadelphia between 1834 and 1866

Australia Wittich migration to Australia +

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Wittich Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Robert Wittich, who arrived in South Australia in 1847 aboard the ship "Hermann von Beckerath" [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name Wittich (post 1700) +

  • Mrs. M. H. Wittich, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Minnesota, 1932
  • Art Wittich, American Republican politician, Member of Montana State Senate 35th District; Elected 2010

Bismarck
  • Helmut Wittich (1921-1941), German Matrosengefreiter who served aboard the German Battleship Bismarck during World War II when it was sunk heading to France; he died in the sinking [2]


The Wittich 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: Messis ab alto
Motto Translation: Our harvest is from the deep.


  1. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) HERMANN VON BECKERATH 1847. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1847HermanVonBeckerath.htm
  2. ^ Bismarck & Tirpitz Class - Crew List Bismarck. (Retrieved 2018, February 06). Retrieved from https://www.bismarck-class.dk/bismarck/crew/bismarck_crew.html#crew_details


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