Walsworth History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Walsworth family

The surname Walsworth was first found in Fife where they had been anciently seated in the lands of Wellwood in the parish of Dunfermline. They were anciently from Denmark and retained their connection with Danish royalty. Early records show William Welwood was Lord Chancellor of Ireland (1245–1259).

Early History of the Walsworth family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Walsworth research. Another 125 words (9 lines of text) covering the years 1820, 1578, 1622, 1652, 1727, 1679 and 1690 are included under the topic Early Walsworth History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Walsworth Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Wellwood, Wellwoode, Waldwood, Welwood and others.

Early Notables of the Walsworth family (pre 1700)

Notable amongst the family name during their early history was William Wellwood or Welwood (fl. 1578-1622), Scottish professor of mathematics and law at St. Andrews University. He was "born in Scotland, and probably a native of St. Andrews, where many of his kindred dwelt. " [1] James Wellwood (1652-1727), was an English physician, son of Robert...
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Australia Walsworth migration to Australia +

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Walsworth Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Mr. Michael Walsworth, British Convict who was convicted in Wakefield, Yorkshire, England for 14 years, transported aboard the "Corona" on 13th October 1866, arriving in Western Australia, Australia [2]


The Walsworth 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: Reviresco
Motto Translation: I flourish again.


  1. ^ Smith, George (ed), Dictionary of National Biography. London: Smith, Elder & Co., 1885-1900. Print
  2. ^ Convict Records Voyages to Australia (Retrieved 24th March 2021). Retrieved from https://convictrecords.com.au/ships/corona


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