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Walthall Early Origins



The surname Walthall 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.

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Walthall Spelling Variations


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Walthall Spelling Variations



Spelling variations in names were a common occurrence before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate spelled their names differently as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Walthall have been found, including Wattall, Whaltall, Whalthall, Waltall, Walthal and many more.

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Walthall Early History


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Walthall Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Walthall research. Another 235 words (17 lines of text) covering the years 1676, 1715 and 1802 are included under the topic Early Walthall History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Walthall Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Walthall Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Walthall 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



Families began migrating abroad in enormous numbers because of the political and religious discontent in England. Often faced with persecution and starvation in England, the possibilities of the New World attracted many English people. Although the ocean trips took many lives, those who did get to North America were instrumental in building the necessary groundwork for what would become for new powerful nations. Some of the first immigrants to cross the Atlantic and come to North America bore the name Walthall, or a variant listed above:

Walthall Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Alice A. Walthall, aged 25, who emigrated to the United States, in 1908
  • John M. Walthall, aged 36, who emigrated to the United States, in 1908
  • Henry B. Walthall, aged 31, who emigrated to America, in 1909
  • Irene Kate Walthall, aged 13, who landed in America from Derby, England, in 1916
  • Edgar Walthall, aged 20, who landed in America, in 1923

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Contemporary Notables of the name Walthall (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Walthall (post 1700)



  • Henry Brazeale Walthall (1878-1936), American film actor, born on a cotton plantation in Shelby County, Alabama
  • Edward Cary Walthall (1831-1898), American general in the Confederate States Army during the American Civil War, United States Senator from Mississippi

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
    2. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
    3. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    4. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
    5. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
    6. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    7. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
    8. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    9. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    10. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
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    The Walthall Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Walthall 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.

    This page was last modified on 14 September 2013 at 02:57.

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