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Walsam Early Origins



The surname Walsam 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." [1]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. " [2]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. [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)

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Walsam Spelling Variations


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Walsam Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Walsam, Walsham, Wallesham, Wallsham and others.

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Walsam Early History


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Walsam Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Walsam research. Another 207 words (15 lines of text) covering the years 1141, 1283 and 1895 are included under the topic Early Walsam History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Walsam Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Walsam Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Walsam Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



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..

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Motto


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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.


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
  2. ^ Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.
  3. ^ Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)

Other References

  1. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin . Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
  2. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
  3. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
  4. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
  5. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
  6. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
  7. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
  8. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
  9. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
  10. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
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The Walsam Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Walsam Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

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