Early Origins of the Walthil family
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.
Early History of the Walthil family
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Walthil Spelling Variations
spelling variations were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Walthil family name include Wattall, Whaltall, Whalthall, Waltall, Walthal and many more.
Early Notables of the Walthil family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Walthil family to the New World and Oceana
For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland, the Canadas, the America colonies, and many of smaller tropical colonies in the hope of finding better lives abroad. Although the passage on the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving, those families that survived the trip often went on to make valuable contributions to those new societies to which they arrived. Early immigrants bearing the Walthil surname or a spelling variation of the name include : David Wattall who landed in North America in 1735.
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