YOUR Whitehair ancestry may have been English, but not all Whitehairs are. Mine - and a significant portion of others on this forum - are German, many descended from Johann Georg Weishaar, who came to the American colonies in 1753 from the Alsace region of France (or Germany, depending on who was in control at the time and where the river flowed) and changed his name to John George Whitehair.
His son - John August Christian Whitehair, followed the Potomac River into Virginia (what is now Preston Co., West Virginia) and thus began one "trunk" of a very large and diverse Whitehair family tree in West Virginia.
With some help from others, I've managed to trace the Weishaars back to 1690, but I've hit a brick wall at that year. Can't seem to prove my theory that the family moved to Alsace from further east in Germany or even Prussia. That's what my gut tells me, though.
English? Can't say I've run across a lot of English Whitehairs. That's new territory, though not for me to pursue. Interesting data, though.
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