Willhite, Wilhoit Surname

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Alternate Spellings

  1. Willheit
  2. Willert
  3. Willhoit
  4. Willhoite
  5. Wilhoyte
  6. Wilhite
  7. Willhite
  8. Willhide
  9. Wilhyde

Origins of the Surname

ORIGINS: Germany

MEANING: Americanized spelling of Willert - A topographic name from Middle High German - wil ‘small settlement’ + leite ‘slope’

Lutheran Church in the Village of Schwaigern, Württemberg, Germany

Schwaigern, Baden-Württemberg, Germany - Evangelical Lutheran Church - Parish records begin in 1600, making this the effective starting point of the Willheit, Willert, Willhoit, Willhoite, Wilhite, Willhite, Willhide, Wilhyde ancestry.

Georg Willert - German Patriarch


Family Crest - Wilhite or Willhite

The Wilhite DNA Project: Patriarchs


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North American Patriarchs

Immigrated to Virginia with the Second Germanna Colony in 1717 - from which all the "Germanna" Wilhites and Wilhoits (and other spellings) descend:

Immigrated to Pennsylvania in 1731 - from which Pennsylvania and Maryland Wilhides and Willhides (and other spellings) descend:

Descendants with Military Service

French and Indian Wars

Revolutionary War

War of 1812

Mexican-American War

American Civil War - Union

American Civil War - Confederate States

Spanish-American War

World War I

World War II

Korean War

Vietnam War

Military Service

North American Geographic Centers

Contemporary Notables

  • James Howell Wilhoit II - placekicker for the University of Tennessee football team between 2003 and 2006
  • Lisa Marie Wilhoit - an American actress. She is best known for playing Danielle Chase in My So-Called Life and for voicing Connie D'Amico in Family Guy
  • Jonathan Wilhite, former American football cornerback. He played college football at Auburn and was drafted by the New England Patriots in the fourth round of the 2008 NFL Draft
  • Jud Wilhite - an American pastor and author
  • Mary Holloway Wilhite, a 19th-century American physician and philanthropist
  • Steve Wilhite of CompuServe invented the GIF file format
  • Debbie Willhite - America Democratic political consultant and activist
  • Gerald William Willhite, U.S. football player selected by the Denver Broncos
  • Kevin Willhite, U.S. football player. He was one of the greatest running backs in California prep history
  • Nellie Zabel Willhite, was the first deaf woman to earn a pilot's license.
  • Jon Nicholas "Nick" Willhite - American professional baseball player, a left-handed pitcher from Tulsa Oklahoma
  • Elmer Wilhoite - an American football player and boxer
  • Kathleen Wilhoite - an American film and television actress, as well as a singer-songwriter
  • Michael Wilhoite - an American football linebacker
  • Thomas Mack Wilhoite - United States Naval Reserve and recipient of the Silver Star
  • Michael Willhoite - artist and writer who is best known for his children's books depicting families with gay parents

Places and Things

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Wilhoit Wilhoite Wilhoyte

Wilheit Willert

Willhide Wilhyde


Books and Publications

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U.S., Social Security Death Index

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I am not kin to the Wilhite's... but my great-great grandmother had a boyfriend from Missouri named Leslie Wilhite.

I have uploaded a photo of him to his memorial entry on the FindaGrave site for anyone that might be interested... https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/105964569/leslie-walter-wilhite

posted by Amber (Felts) Clark
edited by Amber (Felts) Clark
I moved your Places page to a free-space page. The content was too long for a category (with the possibilty of being even longer) and it "grouped" nothing but this page. This is more appropriate as a free-space profile. You can link out to any category from the page.

The page is here: https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Space:Willhite_Places I have orphaned it so you may adopt it.

Natalie, Categorization

posted by Natalie (Durbin) Trott