Wallinger History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Wallinger family

The surname Wallinger was first found in Norfolk where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. The Saxon influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. But Saxon surnames survived and the family name was first referenced in the year 1086 when Warengerus held estates.

Early History of the Wallinger family

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Wallinger Spelling Variations

Wallinger has been spelled many different ways. Before English spelling became standardized over the last few hundred years, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. As the English language changed in the Middle Ages, absorbing pieces of Latin and French, as well as other languages, the spelling of people's names also changed considerably, even over a single lifetime. Spelling variants included: Wallinger, Wellinger, Walinger, Welinger, Wallingar and many more.

Early Notables of the Wallinger family (pre 1700)

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United States Wallinger migration to the United States +

In an attempt to escape the chaos experienced in England, many English families boarded overcrowded and diseased ships sailing for the shores of North America and other British colonies. Those families hardy enough, and lucky enough, to make the passage intact were rewarded with land and a social environment less prone to religious and political persecution. Many of these families became important contributors to the young colonies in which they settled. Early immigration and passenger lists have documented some of the first Wallingers to arrive on North American shores:

Wallinger Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Charles Wallinger, aged 24, who landed in Virginia in 1635 [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name Wallinger (post 1700) +

  • Mrs. Rosamund Elizabeth Wallinger B.E.M. (b. 1944), British keen gardener, was appointed Medallist of the British Empire Medal 29th December 2018 for services to Gardening Heritage and to the community in Basingstoke, Hampshire [2]

  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ "Birthday and New Year Honours Lists (1940 to 2019)." Issue 62507, 28 December 2018 | London Gazette, The Gazette, Dec. 2018, www.thegazette.co.uk/honours-lists

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