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Multiple Origins for the Surname Witts


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Witts Early Origins



The surname Witts was first found in Lincolnshire, where they held a family seat from very ancient times, before and after the Norman Conquest of 1066. The name was originally spelt Uuit which became Witt.

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Witts Spelling Variations


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Witts Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Wytt, Witt, Witts, Wyght, Wythe, Wicht and others.

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Witts Early History


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Witts Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Witts research. Another 310 words (22 lines of text) covering the years 1296 and 1364 are included under the topic Early Witts History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Witts Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Witts Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Witts Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • William Witts, who landed in Virginia in 1656 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Tho Witts, who landed in Virginia in 1699 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

Witts Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Thomas Witts, who arrived in Virginia in 1703 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

Witts Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Edwin William Witts, aged 24, who settled in America from London, England, in 1909
  • Florence Emily Witts, aged 24, who landed in America from London, England, in 1909
  • John Witts, aged 27, who landed in America from Kingston, England, in 1910
  • Alfred James Witts, aged 18, who landed in America from Highgate, England, in 1911
  • Alice Witts, aged 22, who emigrated to the United States from Westerham, England, in 1912
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Witts Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Joseph Witts, aged 30, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Jessie Readman" in 1872

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Contemporary Notables of the name Witts (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Witts (post 1700)



  • Richard "Dick" Witts, English professional musicologist, music historian, and ex leader of 1980s band The Passage
  • Max Morgan- Witts, Canadian-born, British producer, director and author

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Witts Historic Events


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Witts Historic Events




HMS Prince of Wales

  • Mr. George B Witts, British Reg Petty Officer, who sailed in to battle on the HMS Prince of Wales and survived the sinking [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    HMS Prince of Wales Crew members. (Retrieved 2014, April 9) . Retrieved from http://www.forcez-survivors.org.uk/biographies/listprincecrew.html

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Witts Family Crest Products


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ HMS Prince of Wales Crew members. (Retrieved 2014, April 9) . Retrieved from http://www.forcez-survivors.org.uk/biographies/listprincecrew.html

Other References

  1. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
  2. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
  3. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
  4. Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
  5. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  6. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
  7. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
  8. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
  9. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
  10. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
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The Witts Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Witts Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

This page was last modified on 9 January 2017 at 09:16.

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