Early Origins of the Wallesham family
The surname Wallesham was first found in either Walsham le Willows in Suffolk
or North Walsham in Norfolk
. Of the latter, "in the year 1600, nearly the whole of this town was destroyed by a fire, which, although it continued but three hours, consumed property of the value of £20,000." CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
"The baronet's family spring from Suffolk
anciently having been lords of the manor of Walsham. The name De Walsham was first assumed by a cadet of the noble house of Ufford, temp.
Richard III. " CITATION[CLOSE]
Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.
Both place names date back to either the Domesday Book
of 1086 or before. Hence, conjecturally, the surname is descended from the tenant
of the lands of Walsham le Willows, Hubert who held the lands from Robert Malet's mother. Walsham le Willows was first listed as Walesam in the Domesday Book
and North Walsham dates back further to 1044-1077 when it was first listed as Northwalsham. By 1086 and the Domesday Book
, the place name was known as Walsam. CITATION[CLOSE]
Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
Early History of the Wallesham family
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Wallesham Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Walsam, Walsham, Wallesham, Wallsham and others.
Early Notables of the Wallesham family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Wallesham family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: settlers were recorded from the mid 17th century in the great migration from Europe. Migrants settled in the eastern seaboard from Newfoundland, to Maine, to Florida, and to the islands..
The Wallesham 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: Sub Liberate Quietem
Motto Translation: Rest Under Liberty.