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The surname Walkden was first found in Yorkshire where they were Lords of the manor of Walkington from ancient times. William Wallington was Lord of the Castle of Wallington in Northumberland, and carried the same Coat of Arms as Walkington.
It is only in the last few hundred years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, early Anglo-Saxon surnames like Walkden are characterized by many spelling variations. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages, even literate people changed the spelling of their names. Scribes and monks in the Middle Ages spelled names they sounded, so it is common to find several variations that refer to a single person. The variations of the name Walkden include: Walkington, Walkinton, Wallington, Walkingham and others.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Walkden research. Another 133 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1320, 1426, 1598, 1658, 1630 and 1658 are included under the topic Early Walkden History in all our PDF Extended History products.
Another 69 words (5 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Walkden Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Walkden Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
The Walkden Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Walkden Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.
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