Whitter / Witter

Welcome to the Whitter One-Name Study. This site is about the history & origins of the surname in Great Britain & Ireland.

The Whitters of Devon

The family, which has been established for two centuries in the County Devon, is traditionally said to be a branch of the Sussex House, seated at Broomehall in the time of Edward IV.
Thomas Whitter, an officer in Cromwells army, settled in Exeter, and was father of Thomas, who married the daughter of Jasper Tristram, a merchant and had issue […]

Burke’s Landed Gentry

Arms: A bull passant
Crest: An arm embowed in armour, holding a battle-axe
Motto: Esto fidelis (be faithful)
Estates: Colebrook, Uffculm

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