Walkdind History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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Early Origins of the Walkdind family
The surname Walkdind 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.
Early History of the Walkdind family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Walkdind research. Another 67 words (5 lines of text) covering the years 1320, 1426, 1598, 1658, 1630, 1658, 1684, 1769, 1725, 1729, 1730, 1866 and 1621 are included under the topic Early Walkdind History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Walkdind Spelling Variations
It is only in the last few hundred years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, early Anglo-Saxon surnames like Walkdind 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 Walkdind include: Walkington, Walkinton, Wallington, Walkingham and others.
Early Notables of the Walkdind family (pre 1700)
Notables of the family at this time include Nehemiah Wallington (1598-1658), an English Puritan wood turner and chronicler; Lucy Walter (Lucy Barlow) (c. 1630-1658), a Welsh noblewoman, mistress of King Charles II of England; and Alain de Walkingham of Redmer.
Peter Walkden (1684-1769), was an English Presbyterian minister and diarist, born at Flixton, near Manchester. "His diary for the years...
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Migration of the Walkdind family
Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North America. Although the trip itself offered no relief - conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and many travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute - these immigrants believed the opportunities that awaited them were worth the risks. Once in the colonies, many of the families did indeed prosper and, in turn, made significant contributions to the culture and economies of the growing colonies. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Walkdind or a variant listed above: William Wallington who settled in Virginia in 1635; Joseph Wallington settled in Barbados in 1635; Nicholas Wallington settled in Massachusetts in 1638.