Early Origins of the Wadtall family
The surname Wadtall was first found in Westmorland
where they held a family seat
. Little is known of the early history of the family until they migrated south to Cheshire
in the vicinity of Chester. Thomas Walthall, the first in Cheshire
, was directly descended from the Westmorland
family. He married Margeret, the daughter of Sir William Stanley of Hooton.
Early History of the Wadtall family
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Wadtall Spelling Variations
Only recently has spelling become standardized in the English language. As the English language evolved in the Middle Ages, the spelling of names changed also. The name Wadtall has undergone many spelling variations
, including Wattall, Whaltall, Whalthall, Waltall, Walthal and many more.
Early Notables of the Wadtall family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Wadtall family to the New World and Oceana
To escape the unstable social climate in England
of this time, many families boarded ships for the New World with the hope of finding land, opportunity, and greater religious and political freedom. Although the voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, those families that arrived often found greater opportunities and freedoms than they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Wadtall were among those contributors: David Wattall who landed in North America in 1735.