Walrond is a name that first reached England
following the Norman Conquest
of 1066. It comes from the Norman given name Waleran.
Early Origins of the Walrond family
The surname Walrond was first found in Devon
where the name is believed to be descended from Waleran, the great Baron
, Count of Meulan in Normandy
. The family was first found at Bradfield, in Uffculm as early as Henry III. "The original deed of transfer of Bradfelde from Fulke Paynel, Lord of Brampton, to one Walerande, an ancestor, temp.
King John, is still in the possession of the family. It would appear that the family were resident there before the date of that grant, under the name De Bradfelle, in 1154; and that Waleran or Walrond was assumed early in the reign of King John." CITATION[CLOSE]
Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.
"For many years the Walronds, living at their venerable mansion of Bradfield, were a powerful family in Devonshire." CITATION[CLOSE]
Shirley, Evelyn Philip, The Noble and Gentle Men of England; The Arms and Descents. Westminster: John Bower Nichols and Sons, 1866, Print.
Early History of the Walrond family
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Walrond Spelling Variations
Before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Sound was what guided spelling in the Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Spelling variations
were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Walrond family name include Walrond, Walerend, Walerond, Waleran and others.
Early Notables of the Walrond family (pre 1700)
Outstanding amongst the family at this time was Humphry Walrond, a distinguished Loyalist during the Civil Wars of the 17th century. After the fall of the Royal Cause, he... Another 28 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Walrond Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Walrond family to Ireland
Some of the Walrond family moved to Ireland
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Migration of the Walrond family to the New World and Oceana
To escape the political and religious chaos of this era, thousands of English families began to migrate to the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. The passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe; however, those who made the voyage safely were encountered opportunities that were not available to them in their homeland. Many of the families that reached the New World at this time went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations of the United States and Canada. Research into various historical records has revealed some of first members of the Walrond family to immigrate North America:
Walrond Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
- Thomas Walrond, who arrived in Barbados in 1680 with his servants
- Thomas Walrond, who settled in Barbados in 1680 with his servants
Walrond Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Fanny J. Walrond, aged 24, who emigrated to the United States, in 1897
- Paul S. Walrond, aged 12, who emigrated to the United States from Cardiff, in 1898
Walrond Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
- Theodore Walrond, aged 44, who emigrated to the United States from England, in 1904
- Ellis Walrond, aged 35, who landed in America, in 1906
- Caroline Maud Walrond, aged 68, who emigrated to the United States from London, in 1906
- Charlotte Walrond, aged 30, who landed in America from Barbados, West Indies, in 1913
- Humphrey Charles Walrond, aged 46, who landed in America from London, England, in 1917
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Contemporary Notables of the name Walrond (post 1700)
- Eric Derwent Walrond (1898-1966), African-American Harlem Renaissance writer
- Les Walrond (b. 1976), American pitcher in Major League Baseball
- Violet Ethel Mary Walrond (1905-1996), New Zealand Olympic swimmer
- William Lionel Charles Walrond (1876-1915), British Conservative politician
- Sir William Hood Walrond (1849-1925), 1st Baron Waleran, a British Conservative politician
The Walrond 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: Sic vos non vobis
Motto Translation: So you not for yourselves.