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Wittlok History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



The history of the name Wittlok goes back those Anglo-Saxon tribes that once ruled over Britain. Such a name was given to a person with white hair. Looking back further, we find the name Wittlok was derived from the Old English words whit, meaning white and lock, meaning tress or hair.

Early Origins of the Wittlok family


The surname Wittlok 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 Wittlok family


This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Wittlok research.
Another 285 words (20 lines of text) covering the years 1657, 1624, 1570, 1632, 1610, 1622, 1605, 1675, 1631, 1701, 1654 and 1659 are included under the topic Early Wittlok History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Wittlok Spelling Variations


Sound was what guided spelling in the essentially pre-literate Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Also, before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Therefore, spelling variations were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Wittlok family name include Whitlock, Whitelock, Witlock and others.

Early Notables of the Wittlok 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 Wittlok family to Ireland


Some of the Wittlok family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Another 37 words (3 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Migration of the Wittlok family to the New World and Oceana


For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland, the Canadas, the America colonies, and many of smaller tropical colonies in the hope of finding better lives abroad. Although the passage on the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving, those families that survived the trip often went on to make valuable contributions to those new societies to which they arrived. Investigation of the origins of family names on the North American continent has revealed that early immigrants bearing the name Wittlok 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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