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The Wallen surname comes from the Anglo-Norman personal name Walweyn, the Old German forename Waldwin, or the Old English personal name Wealdwine, which means power-friend.

Wallen Early Origins



The surname Wallen was first found in Pembrokeshire (Welsh: Sir Benfro), a county in south-west Wales, anciently part of the Welsh kingdom of Deheubarth, where the family claim descent from Gualgnain or Gwalwynne, who was King Arthur's sister's son, as attested by historians William of Malmesbury, and Robert of Gloucester. The name traces its roots to Normandy where Geoffry Wawein was listed there in 1198. The Domesday Book lists the name as Walduinus in Staffordshire. [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
Later in 1205, Welwin was listed in Essex.

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Wallen Spelling Variations


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Wallen Spelling Variations



The Welsh have an extremely large amount of spelling variations of their native surnames to their credit. It was up to the priest or the scribe taking the official records to determine how the spoken name was to be made literal. As time progressed, the old Brythonic names of Wales were recorded in English, which was especially problematic since the English language had extreme difficulty recording the highly inflected sounds of Cymraeg. Spelling variations were, however, also carried out according to an individual's design: a branch loyalty within the family, a religious adherence, or even patriotic affiliations could be indicated by spelling variations of one's name. The spelling variations of the name Wallen have included Walwyn, Wallwyn, Wallin, Walwin and others.

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Wallen Early History


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Wallen Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Wallen research. Another 279 words (20 lines of text) covering the years 1066, 1389, 1336, 1342, 1343, 1379, 1600, 1681 and 1647 are included under the topic Early Wallen History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Wallen Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Wallen Early Notables (pre 1700)



Prominent amongst the family during the late Middle Ages was Richard Walwayn, High Sheriff of Herefordshire (1336-1342), John Walwayn, High Sheriff of Herefordshire in 1343; John Walwayne, High Sheriff of Herefordshire in 1379; Sir Malcolm Walwyn of Ledbury and William Walwyn ( c. 1600-1681), an English...

Another 45 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Wallen Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Many Welsh families joined their Scottish and Irish neighbors during the late 1800s and early 1900s in seeking refuge in North Ameri ca. Like the Irish and Scottish, many Welsh anxiously awaited the work, freedom, and opportunities that they believed lay in North America. Those who did journey over to the United States and what became known as Canada often realized those dreams, but only through much toil and perseverance. Whenever and however these Welsh immigrants arrived in North America, they were instrumental in the creation of the industry, commerce, and cultural heritage within those two developing nations. In the immigration and passenger lists a number of early immigrants bearing the name Wallen were found:

Wallen Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Ralph Wallen, who landed in Plymouth, Massachusetts in 1638

Wallen Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Elias Wallen, aged 28, landed in Georgia in 1812
  • Joseph Wallen, aged 22, landed in Georgia in 1812
  • Knud Danielson Wallen, aged 36, arrived in New York, NY in 1837
  • J Wallen, aged 22, arrived in Mobile, Ala in 1851
  • William Wallen, who arrived in Mobile, Ala in 1860

Wallen Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • William Henry Wallen, aged 29, arrived in South Australia in 1851 aboard the ship "Catherine"
  • William Henry Wallen, aged 29, a carpenter, arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Catherine" in 1851

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Contemporary Notables of the name Wallen (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Wallen (post 1700)



  • Norman "Norm" Edward Wallen (1918-1994), born Norman Edward Walentowski, American Major League Baseball player
  • Dick Wallen (b. 1936), former American football player
  • Shade Wallen, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Oklahoma, 1936
  • S. E. Wallen, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Oklahoma, 1920
  • Robert Y. Wallen, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Delaware, 1912
  • Jesse Wallen, American politician, Member of North Carolina House of Commons from Madison County, 1862-63
  • August Wallen, American politician, Dry Candidate for Delegate to Michigan convention to ratify 21st amendment from Ontonagon District, 1933
  • Gary Wallen (b. 1955), former English cricketer
  • Ashley Wallen, Australian choreographer
  • Errollyn Wallen (b. 1958), Belize born, British composer

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Suggested Readings for the name Wallen


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Suggested Readings for the name Wallen



  • Elisha Wallen: The Longhunter by Carolyn D. Wallin.
  • A Wallen/Walling Genealogy by Maribelle H. Wilder and H. Bruce Wilder Jr.

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Motto


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Motto



The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Drwy rynwedd gward
Motto Translation: In this cause I would bleed.


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)

Other References

  1. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  2. Evans, Gwynfor. Wales: A History: 2000 Years of Welsh History. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1996. Print. (ISBN 0-76070-120-2).
  3. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
  4. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  5. Rowlands, John, John Rowlands and Sheila Rowlands. Welsh Family History: A Guide to Research. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1999. Print. (ISBN 080631620).
  6. Bradsley C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print.
  7. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
  8. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
  9. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
  10. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
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The Wallen Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Wallen 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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