Wolerond History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

The ancestors of the Wolerond family migrated to England following the Norman Conquest of 1066. The surname Wolerond is based on the Norman given name Waleran.

Early Origins of the Wolerond family

The surname Wolerond was first found in Devon where the name is believed to be descended from Waleran, the great Baron of Essex, Count of Meulan in Normandy.

The family was first found at Bradfield, in Uffculm as early as Henry III. "The original deed of transfer of Bradfelde from Fulke Paynel, Lord of Brampton, to one Walerande, an ancestor, temp. King John, is still in the possession of the family. It would appear that the family were resident there before the date of that grant, under the name De Bradfelle, in 1154; and that Waleran or Walrond was assumed early in the reign of King John." [1]

"For many years the Walronds, living at their venerable mansion of Bradfield, were a powerful family in Devonshire." [2]

Robert Walerand (d. 1273), was an English judge, the son of William Walerand and Isabella, eldest daughter and coheiress of Hugh of Kilpeck. "The family claimed descent from Walerand the Huntsman of Domesday Book. Robert's brother John, rector of Clent in Worcestershire, was in 1265 made seneschal and given joint custody of the Tower of London. " [3]

Important Dates for the Wolerond family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Wolerond research. Another 171 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1080, 1671, 1562, 1600 and 1670 are included under the topic Early Wolerond History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Wolerond Spelling Variations

Before the last few hundred years the English language had no fixed system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations occurred commonly in Anglo Norman surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Wolerond were recorded, including Walrond, Walerend, Walerond, Waleran and others.

Early Notables of the Wolerond family (pre 1700)

Outstanding amongst the family at this time was Humphry Walrond, (1600?-1670?) a distinguished Loyalist during the Civil Wars of the 17th century. After the fall of the Royal Cause...
Another 29 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Wolerond Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Migration of the Wolerond family to Ireland

Some of the Wolerond family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. More information about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Migration of the Wolerond family

The unstable environment in England at this time caused numerous families to board ships and leave in search of opportunity and freedom from persecution abroad in places like Ireland, Australia, and particularly the New World. The voyage was extremely difficult, however, and only taken at great expense. The cramped conditions and unsanitary nature of the vessels caused many to arrive diseased and starving, not to mention destitute from the enormous cost. Still opportunity in the emerging nations of Canada and the United States was far greater than at home and many went on to make important contributions to the cultures of their adopted countries. An examination of many early immigration records reveals that people bearing the name Wolerond arrived in North America very early: Thomas Walrond, who settled in Barbados in 1680 with his servants; Jonas Wallren arrived in Philadelphia in 1858.

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Citations

  1. ^ Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.
  2. ^ Shirley, Evelyn Philip, The Noble and Gentle Men of England; The Arms and Descents. Westminster: John Bower Nichols and Sons, 1866, Print.
  3. ^ Smith, George (ed), Dictionary of National Biography. London: Smith, Elder & Co., 1885-1900. Print
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