. Little is known of the early history of the family until they migrated south to
in the vicinity of Chester. Thomas Walthall, the first in
family. He married Margeret, the daughter of Sir William Stanley of Hooton.
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The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries; therefore, spelling variations
are common among early Anglo-Saxon
names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Wallthal has been recorded under many different variations, including Wattall, Whaltall, Whalthall, Waltall, Walthal and many more.
For many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England
made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Wallthal or a variant listed above: David Wattall who landed in North America in 1735.