Wythe History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Wythe family

The surname Wythe was first found in Wiltshire where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor of Wotton Bassett in that shire, some say, before the Norman Conquest in 1066 A.D.

Early History of the Wythe family

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Wythe Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Withy, Withey, Withie, Wythy, Wythie, Wythey, With, Wyth, Wythe and many more.

Early Notables of the Wythe family (pre 1700)

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New Zealand Wythe migration to New Zealand +

Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:

Wythe Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • Robert Wythe, aged 27, a timber feller, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Cuba" in 1840

Contemporary Notables of the name Wythe (post 1700) +

  • Robert Wythe (b. 1962), American professional football player
  • George Wythe (1821-1877), American lawyer, politician, and soldier
  • George Wythe (1726-1806), American signer of Declaration of Independence
  • John Wythe, American politician, Postmaster at Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, 1793-1802 [1]
  • George Wythe (1726-1806), American politician, Member of Virginia State Legislature, 1758-68; Delegate to Continental Congress from Virginia, 1775-77; Signer, Declaration of Independence, 1776; State Court Judge in Virginia, 1777 [1]
  • Laurence Mark Wythe (b. 1974), award winning English composer, lyricist and writer
  • George Wythe Randolph (1818-1867), American politician, Delegate to Virginia Secession Convention, 1861; Confederate Secretary of War, 1862 [2]
  • George Wythe McCook (1820-1877), American Democratic Party politician, Ohio State Attorney General, 1854-56; Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Ohio, 1860 [3]


  1. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 15) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  2. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, December 1) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  3. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 20) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


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