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Early Origins of the Wakeland family

The surname Wakeland was first found in Huntingdon, where they had been granted lands by William the Conqueror, and were originally from the Norman French name Walchelyn.

Walkelin or Walchelin (d. 1098) was Bishop of Winchester. He was "a Norman by birth, and is said to have been a kinsman of the Conqueror. He was probably one of the clergy of the cathedral church of Rouen, for Maurilius (d. 1067) knew him well and spoke highly of him, and he was one of William's clerks. " [1]

Early History of the Wakeland family

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Wakeland Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Wakelyn, Wakelin and others.

Early Notables of the Wakeland family

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Wakeland Ranking

In the United States, the name Wakeland is the 14,716th most popular surname with an estimated 2,487 people with that name. [2]

United States Wakeland migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Wakeland Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Anne Wakeland, who arrived in Virginia in 1638 [3]

Contemporary Notables of the name Wakeland (post 1700) +

  • Christopher Robert "Chris" Wakeland (b. 1975), American Major League Baseball player who played in ten games for the Detroit Tigers in 2001
  • ? Wakeland, English cricketer who played in first-class cricket for London Cricket Club c. 1720-1740

  1. Smith, George (ed), Dictionary of National Biography. London: Smith, Elder & Co., 1885-1900. Print
  2. "What are the 5,000 Most Common Last Names in the U.S.?".,
  3. Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8) on Facebook