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Wittlick History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



The origins of the Wittlick surname date from the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture of Britain. Their name originated with an early member who was a person with white hair. Looking back further, we find the name Wittlick was derived from the Old English words whit, meaning white and lock, meaning tress or hair.

Early Origins of the Wittlick family


The surname Wittlick was first found in Devon where they held a family seat from very ancient times, before and after the Norman Conquest in 1066.

Early History of the Wittlick family


This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Wittlick research.
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Wittlick Spelling Variations


The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries; therefore, spelling variations are common among early Anglo-Saxon names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Wittlick has been recorded under many different variations, including Whitlock, Whitelock, Witlock and others.

Early Notables of the Wittlick family (pre 1700)


Notables of the family at this time include Sir James Whitelocke SL (1570-1632), an English judge and politician who sat in the House of Commons between 1610 and 1622; Sir Bulstrode Whitelocke (1605-1675), an...
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Migration of the Wittlick family to Ireland


Some of the Wittlick family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Wittlick family to the New World and Oceana


For many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Wittlick or a variant listed above: Thomas and Ann Whitlock, who settled in Virginia in 1638; William Whitelock settled in Barbados in 1776.

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