Wakelyn History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Wakelyn family

The surname Wakelyn 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 Wakelyn family

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Wakelyn Spelling Variations

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

Early Notables of the Wakelyn family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Wakelyn family

Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Thomas Wakelin settled in Annapolis Maryland in 1723; Elizabeth Wakeling settled in Annapolis Maryland in 1724 (John's wife); Samuel Wakeling settled in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1803.



  1. ^ Smith, George (ed), Dictionary of National Biography. London: Smith, Elder & Co., 1885-1900. Print


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