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Witwicky is a surname frequently used for humans in the Transformers brand.
Contrary to popular belief, Witwicky is a real name... but a vanishingly rare one. The U.S. Social Security Death Index records the passing of only two people with that name in the United States in the last 50 years. However, the alternate spelling Witwicki is a relatively more common one, occurring 33 times in the Social Security Death Index. It is possible that the name originates from the Poland/Ukraine area of Eastern Europe, specifically the village of Witwica, and that the name itself means 'the one from Witwica'.
The motto of the Witwicky family (at least the fictional one) is "No sacrifice, no victory," or in latin Absque sui detrimento non datur victoria
Generation one continuity family
- Buster Witwicky - Sparkplug's son and pal of the Autobots in the Marvel Comics.
- Spike Witwicky - Sparkplug's only son and pal of the Autobots in the Sunbow cartoon, later revealed to be Buster's older brother in the Marvel Comics.
- Butch Witwicky - abandoned prototype name for the Buster/Spike role, featured in a coloring book.
- Sparkplug Witwicky - Father to just Spike, father to both Spike and Buster, or father to just Butch, depending on which continuity he's from.
- Carly Witwicky - Spike's wife in the future.
- Daniel Witwicky - Spike and Carly's son in the future.
Transformers 2007 film continuity family
- Samuel James Witwicky - Son to Ron and Judy Witwicky, and friend of the Autobots.
- Ronald Witwicky - Sam's father and Judy's husband.
- Judy Witwicky - Sam's mother and Ron's wife.
- Ben Witwicky - Ron Witwicky's older brother.
- Herbert Witwicky - Ron and Ben Witwicky's father, son of Clarence Witwicky.
- Clarence Witwicky - Herbert Witwicky's father, son of Captain Archibald Witwicky.
- Archibald Amundsen Witwicky - Clarence Witwicky's father, famous explorer of the Arctic.
Transformers Animated continuity
- Spike Witwicky - Daniel and Jennifer's father, husband of Carly.
- Carly Witwicky (sometimes spelt Carlee) - Mother of Daniel and Jennifer, wife of Spike.
- Daniel Witwicky - Son of Spike and Carly, brother of Jennifer.
- Nancy Witwicky - Baby sister of Daniel, daughter of Carly and Spike.
- The geneology chart shown above provides an entirely different Witwicky family tree than established in the Movie comics, eliminating or renaming most of the above characters. It might be imagined that this established the movie comics and movie itself as separate continuities, but then again it's a horribly mangled poster that is full of inbreeding and an apparently unrelated digression off to the side and may establish nothing more than the fact that Sam's "A-" was a damn miracle.
- The Witwicky family from Transformers Animated continuity is so far the only one not to know the Autobots personally.