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Where did the English Walton family come from? What is the English Walton family crest and coat of arms? When did the Walton family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Walton family history?The Anglo-Saxon name Walton comes from when the family resided in one of the many places called Walton found throughout England. The surname Walton belongs to the large category of Anglo-Saxon habitation names, which are derived from pre-existing names for towns, villages, parishes, or farmsteads.
Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago, spelling variations of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, French and other languages became incorporated into English through the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Walton include Walton, Waltone and others.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Walton research. Another 141 words(10 lines of text) covering the years 1624, 1600, 1661, 1593 and 1683 are included under the topic Early Walton History in all our PDF Extended History products.
Another 73 words(5 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Walton Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the Walton family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 51 words(4 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products.
A great wave of immigration to the New World was the result of the enormous political and religious disarray that struck England at that time. Families left for the New World in extremely large numbers. The long journey was the end of many immigrants and many more arrived sick and starving. Still, those who made it were rewarded with an opportunity far greater than they had known at home in England. These emigrant families went on to make significant contributions to these emerging colonies in which they settled. Some of the first North American settlers carried this name or one of its variants:
Walton Settlers in the United States in the 17th Century
Walton Settlers in the United States in the 18th Century
Walton Settlers in the United States in the 19th Century
Walton Settlers in the United States in the 20th Century
The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.
Motto: Murus aeneus virtus
Motto Translation: Virtue is a wall of brass.
The Walton Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Walton Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.
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