Early Origins of the Wythelaw family
Edinburghshire, a former county, now part of the Midlothian council area where they held a family seat in the lands of Whitelaw in the parish of Morbattle. They also held lands of Whitelaw in the parish of Bowden.
Early History of the Wythelaw family
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Wythelaw Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Whitelaw, Whytelaw, Whitlaw, Whitelow, Whitlow and many more.
Early Notables of the Wythelaw family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Wythelaw family to Ireland
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Migration of the Wythelaw family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Elizabeth Whitelaw settled in New Jersey in 1685.
The Wythelaw 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: Solertia ditat
Motto Translation: Prudence enriches.
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