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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
  • Tho Witts, who landed in Virginia in 1699

Witts Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Thomas Witts, who arrived in Virginia in 1703

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, 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

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Witts Family Crest Products


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Witts Family Crest Products




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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    2. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin . Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
    3. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    4. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
    5. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
    6. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
    7. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
    8. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    9. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    10. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. 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 18 November 2014 at 15:13.

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