The Waltho surname comes from a Scandinavian personal name
, which came from the Old Norse "Valþiófr," composed of the elements "val" meaning "battle," and "þiofr," or "thief."
Early Origins of the Waltho family
The surname Waltho was first found in Roxburghshire
where they had been Lords of the manor of Waldeve, near Kelso, from ancient times.
Early History of the Waltho family
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Waltho Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Waldie, Waddy, Waddie, Waldy, Waitho, Waltho and others.
Early Notables of the Waltho family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Waltho family to Ireland
Some of the Waltho family moved to Ireland
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Migration of the Waltho family to the New World and Oceana
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 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
Contemporary Notables of the name Waltho (post 1700)
- Lynda Ellen Waltho (b. 1960), British Labour Party politician, Member of Parliament for Stourbridge (2005-2010)
The Waltho 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 Translation: Faithful.