The earliest family record within this family with the spelling of Whant is Edward Whant and Elizabeth Catchpole's marriage certificate from the 23rd December 1859. The couple came from Oakley near to Eye in Suffolk. Edward was a Blacksmith by trade. Between 1860 and 1870 they had the following children: Arthur Whant born 1860 Emma Elizabeth Whant born 1862 Frederick George Whant born in 1864 George Edward Whant born in 1865 Henry Whant born in 1868 William Whant born in 1870 It is thought that Edward was baptised in the town of Blo-Norton in Norfolk on the 8th July 1832, at which point he was named Edward Roper Want. Edward Roper Want was the son of Susan Want and the Grandson of Francis Want and his wife Mary (nee Hubbard). The 1881 census places Edward Whant's place of birth as South Lopham, Norfolk, which is in the same area as Blo-Norton. It also lists him as being 49 years old, the correct age. The children were all born in the town of Brome also near to Eye in Suffolk. No more is known of the eldest son Arthur. Emma Elizabeth married Henry Watling in 1887 in Brome Frederick Edward Whant followed in his fathers footsteps and became a blacksmith. He married Alice Rampling in 1891 and they had six children together: Rowland Rampling Whant in 1892 (did not survive), Margaret Abigail Whant in 1893, Clifford Jessie Rampling Whant in 1894 (did not survive), Edward Rampling Whant in 1896, Louis Rampling Whant in 1898 and Alec Frederick Whant in 1899. Descendant's of Louis Rampling Whant exist with the Whant name today in England. Also descendants of Edward Rampling Whant carry the name in Australia. George Edward Whant became a coachman and moved to London. He married Mary Ann Hopkins in 1894. The couple are known to have had three children; Edward George Whant in 1895, Mabel Whant and Richard Francis Whant. Edward George Whant has descendants living in Australia which still carry the Whant name. Henry Whant became a postman and married Mary Marshall in 1892 in Brome. They had five children together before later moving to Ewelym in Oxfordshire. The children were: Albert Whant in 1892, Rose Amelia Whant in 1894, Percy William Whant in 1895, Edith Mary Whant in 1897 and Emily Elizabeth Whant in 1899. Percy Whant went on to marry Alice Coughlan and were known to have over seventy descendants by 1998, including members of the family as far a field as Australia, the USA, Spain and still in the UK. William Whant died before his first birthday in 1870.