on 29/9/03 10:25 am, Bryngwyn Griffiths at
My wife's grandmother was Annie WHITTA Burchell (nee Lloyd). She lived until
she was 95 years of age and during the latter part of her life I tried in vain
to find out from her the origin of the name WHITTA. There did not appear to be
any members of the family with that name. She lived in Pembroke all her life
and her husband was a coach builder in East Back,Pembroke.
Anyone with any theories?
Bryngwyn (Builth Wells)
In the 1851 census there is one family with that name in Tenby and the
father in the family was born in Redberth where his parents appear to be
still living at the time. One WHITTOW in Pembroke Dock
7 burials of WHITTAs in the Castlemartin Hundred between 1813 and 1837, in
the Pembroke (2), Monkton (3) and Warren (2) areas, and 6 in Narberth
Hundred in the Tenby (2), Jeffreyston (2) and Redberth (2) areas. There was
i WHITTA burial in Clarbeston
The variant WHITTOW occurred in Talbenny (7 burials), Hasguard (2) and
Perhaps Annie's mother or one of her grandparents was a WHITTA.
No WHITTAs in the West Wales telephone book, but there are 3 WHITTOWs.