Wittrick History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Wittrick family

The surname Wittrick was first found in Cumberland where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. The Saxon influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. But Saxon surnames survived and the family name was first referenced in the year 1273 when Robert de Whyterigg held lands.

Early History of the Wittrick family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Wittrick research. Another 70 words (5 lines of text) covering the years 1455 and 1487 are included under the topic Early Wittrick History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Wittrick Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Whitteridge, Whitrigg, Whittridge, Wyterik, Whiterigg, Witterigg, Whyterigg, Whyteryk, Witerigg, Whitrigg, Whitridge, Witridge, Whiteridge, Whitredge, Whittred, Whitherick, Wittrick, Wittridge, Witrick, Whiteright, Whitewright, Witterick, Widrich, Whitrick, Wythrich, Witherick and many more.

Early Notables of the Wittrick family (pre 1700)

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

Migration of the Wittrick family

Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: William Whittridge, who came to Ipswich, MA in 1635 with his wife Elizabeth and their son Thomas, Nathaniel Whittredge, who is on record in Lynn, Massachusetts in 1637.


Contemporary Notables of the name Wittrick (post 1700) +

  • Otto Wittrick, American politician, Candidate for Michigan State House of Representatives from Wayne County 5th District, 1932; Candidate for U.S. Representative from Michigan 17th District, 1934


The Wittrick 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: Esto Fidelis
Motto Translation: Be Faithful.


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