Veldon is a name that came to England
in the 11th century wave of migration that was set off by the Norman Conquest
of 1066. The Veldon family lived in Northamptonshire, at Weldon.
Early Origins of the Veldon family
The surname Veldon was first found in Northamptonshire where they held a family seat
as Lords of the manor of Weldon, and are conjecturally descended from Robert de Bucy, a Norman Baron
who acquired Weldon, an ancient Roman villa, from Olaf, from King William for his assistance at the Battle of Hastings in 1066.
"The Tower, the manorial seat of the ancient family of Welton [in Northumberland], is fast going to decay; there are still remaining in tolerable preservation, two handsome rooms with Oriel windows. The Hall, an ancient mansion which, according to an inscription on the walls, was repaired in 1614, is still occupied." CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
Welton is also a village and civil parish in the East Riding of Yorkshire which literally means "farmstead by a spring or stream." CITATION[CLOSE]
Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
Early History of the Veldon family
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Veldon Spelling Variations
The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries. For that reason, spelling variations
are common among many Anglo-Norman names. The shape of the English language was frequently changed with the introduction of elements of Norman French, Latin, and other European languages; even the spelling of literate people's names were subsequently modified. Veldon has been recorded under many different variations, including Weldon, Veldon, Velton and others.
Early Notables of the Veldon family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Veldon family to Ireland
Some of the Veldon family moved to Ireland
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Migration of the Veldon family to the New World and Oceana
To escape the uncertainty of the political and religious uncertainty found in England
, many English families boarded ships at great expense to sail for the colonies held by Britain. The passages were expensive, though, and the boats were unsafe, overcrowded, and ridden with disease. Those who were hardy and lucky enough to make the passage intact were rewarded with land, opportunity, and social environment less prone to religious and political persecution. Many of these families went on to be important contributors to the young nations of Canada and the United States where they settled. Veldons were some of the first of the immigrants to arrive in North America:
Veldon Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Catherine Veldon, aged 16, who landed in America, in 1894
Veldon Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
- Thomas Veldon, aged 32, who emigrated to the United States from Manchester, England, in 1911
- Amelia Veldon, who settled in America, in 1912
Contemporary Notables of the name Veldon (post 1700)
- Veldon Lane Rawlins (b. 1937), American academic, President of the University of North Texas (2010-2014)
The Veldon Motto
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: Bene factum
Motto Translation: Benefits