Show ContentsWalswould History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Walswould family

The surname Walswould 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 Walswould family

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Walswould Spelling Variations

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

Early Notables of the Walswould 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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Migration of the Walswould family

Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Thomas Wellwood who settled in New England in 1735.



The Walswould 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


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