Wallkingham History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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Early Origins of the Wallkingham family
The surname Wallkingham 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 Wallkingham family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Wallkingham 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 Wallkingham History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Wallkingham Spelling Variations
Only recently has spelling become standardized in the English language. As the English language evolved in the Middle Ages, the spelling of names changed also. The name Wallkingham has undergone many spelling variations, including Walkington, Walkinton, Wallington, Walkingham and others.
Early Notables of the Wallkingham 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 Wallkingham family
To escape the unstable social climate in England of this time, many families boarded ships for the New World with the hope of finding land, opportunity, and greater religious and political freedom. Although the voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, those families that arrived often found greater opportunities and freedoms than they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Wallkingham were among those contributors: William Wallington who settled in Virginia in 1635; Joseph Wallington settled in Barbados in 1635; Nicholas Wallington settled in Massachusetts in 1638.