The surname ‘Whitten’ is of English origin. It is a variant of the name ‘Whitton’, derived from the habitation name from any of the various places so called, for example in the former county of Roxborough, County Durham, Northumberland, Shropshire, Suffolk, and south West London, so called from the Old English byname ‘Hwita’ meaning ‘White’ (or the adjective ‘hwit’) and Old English word ‘tun’ meaning ‘enclosure’, ‘settlement’. Public and Civil registry archive’s confirm that the surname ‘Whitten’ and or it’s variant’s, date as far back as the thirteenth century were a ‘John de Wytham’, is recorded as being ‘the king’s chaplain’, in 1286. The exact period of settlement in North America has not been definitely determined but data extracted from Historical archive’s confirm that one of the first forefathers to bring this name to America was a certain ‘Daniel Whitton’, from Norfolk, England, a weaver by trade, He emigrated to North America in 1775, aged twenty-nine, sailing from the Port of London aboard the ship named the ‘Neptune’ on the twenty-seventh of March 1775, arriving in Maryland on the third of April t… Coat of arms: Argent a lion ram…
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