Walkinghan History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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Early Origins of the Walkinghan family
The surname Walkinghan 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 Walkinghan family
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Walkinghan Spelling Variations
One relatively recent invention that did much to standardize English spelling was the printing press. However, before its invention even the most literate people recorded their names according to sound rather than spelling. The spelling variations under which the name Walkinghan has appeared include Walkington, Walkinton, Wallington, Walkingham and others.
Early Notables of the Walkinghan 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 Walkinghan family
At this time, the shores of the New World beckoned many English families that felt that the social climate in England was oppressive and lacked opportunity for change. Thousands left England at great expense in ships that were overcrowded and full of disease. A great portion of these settlers never survived the journey and even a greater number arrived sick, starving, and without a penny. The survivors, however, were often greeted with greater opportunity than they could have experienced back home. These English settlers made significant contributions to those colonies that would eventually become the United States and Canada. An examination of early immigration records and passenger ship lists revealed that people bearing the name Walkinghan arrived in North America very early: William Wallington who settled in Virginia in 1635; Joseph Wallington settled in Barbados in 1635; Nicholas Wallington settled in Massachusetts in 1638.