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Early Origins of the Wythes family

The surname Wythes was first found in Somerset where Adam de la Wythye was listed in 1241. A few years later the Hundredorum Rolls of 1279 included Richard atte Widege and Robert Widie in Oxfordshire. John de Wyihye (1296) and Alan atte Wythye (1332) both lived at Withy Farm in Danehill in Sussex and were recorded in the Subsidy Rolls; presumably they were related. [1]

Up in Scotland, the first record there was that of Laurencius filius Wyth, judex de Perth in reign of Alexander II. He reigned there from 1214 until his death in 1249. "Thomas Wyche or Withe was burgess of Perth, rendered homage [to King Edward I of England in] 1296. Henry Wyth, burgess of Dunfermline, appears in 1316 and c. 1340. Bricius Wyche, familiaris regis, had an annuity from the king in 1364. In this record his name is mangled to Dichty, Wacht, Wicht, Wycht, Wighte, Wyght, Wichtis, and Wricht. Malcolm Wyth witnessed a deed of sale in Aberdeen, 1383." [2]

Early History of the Wythes family

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Wythes 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 Wythes family

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Migration of the Wythes family

Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Jesper Withy who settled in Virginia in 1624; Daniel Withy settled in Maryland in 1719; Mary Withie (aged 62), Robert, Susan and Marie all settled in Boston Massachusetts in 1635.



  1. Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
  2. Black, George F., The Surnames of Scotland Their Origin, Meaning and History. New York: New York Public Library, 1946. Print. (ISBN 0-87104-172-3)


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