Early Origins of the Wallthall family
The surname Wallthall was first found in Westmorland
where they held a family seat
. Little is known of the early history of the family until they migrated south to Cheshire
in the vicinity of Chester. Thomas Walthall, the first in Cheshire
, was directly descended from the Westmorland
family. He married Margeret, the daughter of Sir William Stanley of Hooton.
Early History of the Wallthall family
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Wallthall Spelling Variations
Until quite recently, the English language has lacked a definite system of spelling rules. Consequently, Anglo-Saxon
surnames are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations
. Changes in Anglo-Saxon
names were influenced by the evolution of the English language, as it incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other languages. Although Medieval scribes and church officials recorded names as they sounded, so it is common to find one person referred to by several different spellings of his surname, even the most literate people varied the spelling of their own names. Variations of the name Wallthall include Wattall, Whaltall, Whalthall, Waltall, Walthal and many more.
Early Notables of the Wallthall family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Wallthall family to the New World and Oceana
Searching for a better life, many English families migrated to British colonies. Unfortunately, the majority of them traveled under extremely harsh conditions: overcrowding on the ships caused the majority of the immigrants to arrive diseased, famished, and destitute from the long journey across the ocean. For those families that arrived safely, modest prosperity was attainable, and many went on to make invaluable contributions to the development of the cultures of the new colonies. Research into the origins of individual families in North America revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Wallthall or a variant listed above:
Wallthall Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
- William Wallthall, who landed in Virginia in 1670 CITATION[CLOSE]
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)