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Early Origins of the Walisworthay family


The surname Walisworthay was first found in Cornwall where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor of Whalesborough. Cornwall was a land set apart, a land of mystique and quaint customs, more strongly related to Brittany and Wales than to England. It was not until the 10th century that they submitted to the Saxon rule of England. Since then, their influence has moved east into Devon, Somerset and Dorset.

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Early History of the Walisworthay family

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Early History of the Walisworthay family


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Walisworthay Spelling Variations

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Walisworthay Spelling Variations


Cornish surnames are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations. The frequent changes in surnames are due to the fact that the Old and Middle English languages lacked definite spelling rules. The official court languages, which were Latin and French, were also influential on the spelling of a surname. Since the spelling of surnames was rarely consistent in medieval times, and scribes and church officials recorded names as they sounded rather than adhering to any specific spelling rules, it was common to find the same individual referred to with different spellings of their surname in the ancient chronicles. Moreover, a large number of foreign names were brought into England, which accelerated and accentuated the alterations to the spelling of various surnames. Lastly, spelling variations often resulted from the linguistic differences between the people of Cornwall and the rest of England. The Cornish spoke a unique Brythonic Celtic language which was first recorded in written documents during the 10th century. However, they became increasingly Anglicized, and Cornish became extinct as a spoken language in 1777, although it has been revived by Cornish patriots in the modern era. The name has been spelled Whalisborow, Whalisborough, Walesborough, Walesborough, Walesborrow, Walisborrow, Walisbrow, Wallsbrow, Wallisboro, Whallisborro, Wallisboro and many more.

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Early Notables of the Walisworthay family (pre 1700)

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Early Notables of the Walisworthay family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Walisworthay family to the New World and Oceana

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Migration of the Walisworthay family to the New World and Oceana


The records on immigrants and ships' passengers show a number of people bearing the name Walisworthay: the name represented in many forms and recorded from the mid 17th century in the great migration from Europe. Migrants settled in the eastern seaboard from Newfoundland, to Maine, to Virginia, the Carolinas, and to the islands..

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