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The Waltho surname comes from a Scandinavian personal name, which came from the Old Norse "Valțiófr," composed of the elements "val" meaning "battle," and "țiofr," or "thief."

Waltho Early Origins



The surname Waltho was first found in Roxburghshire where they had been Lords of the manor of Waldeve, near Kelso, from ancient times.

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Waltho Spelling Variations


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Waltho Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Waldie, Waddy, Waddie, Waldy, Waitho, Waltho and others.

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Waltho Early History


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Waltho Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Waltho research. Another 181 words (13 lines of text) covering the years 1152, 1400, and 1439 are included under the topic Early Waltho History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Waltho Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Waltho Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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Waltho In Ireland


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Waltho In Ireland



Some of the Waltho family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 91 words (6 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included 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 were:

Waltho Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • James Waltho, English convict from Kent, who was transported aboard the "Albion" on May 29, 1828, settling in New South Wales, Australia [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2014, November 24) Albion voyage to New South Wales, Australia in 1828 with 192 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/albion/1828

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Contemporary Notables of the name Waltho (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Waltho (post 1700)



  • Lynda Ellen Waltho (b. 1960), British Labour Party politician, Member of Parliament for Stourbridge (2005-2010)

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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: Fidelis
Motto Translation: Faithful.


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