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Early Origins of the Wanklin family

The surname Wanklin was first found in Huntingdon, where they had been granted lands by William the Conqueror, and were originally from the Norman French name Walchelyn.

Walkelin or Walchelin (d. 1098) was Bishop of Winchester. He was "a Norman by birth, and is said to have been a kinsman of the Conqueror. He was probably one of the clergy of the cathedral church of Rouen, for Maurilius (d. 1067) knew him well and spoke highly of him, and he was one of William's clerks. " [1]

Early History of the Wanklin family

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Wanklin Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Wakelyn, Wakelin and others.

Early Notables of the Wanklin family

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United States Wanklin migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Wanklin Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Anth Wanklin, who arrived in Virginia in 1636 [2]
  • Tho Wanklin, who landed in Virginia in 1666 [2]

Australia Wanklin migration to Australia +

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Wanklin Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Mr. Charles Wanklin, (b. 1770), aged 48, English boat man who was convicted in Worcestershire, England for life for stealing, transported aboard the "Baring" in December 1818, arriving in New South Wales, Australia, he died in 1850 [3]
  • Mr. Thomas Wanklin, English convict who was convicted in London, England for 7 years, transported aboard the "Barossa" on 9th May 1844, arriving in Tasmania (Van Diemen's Land) [4]


  1. Smith, George (ed), Dictionary of National Biography. London: Smith, Elder & Co., 1885-1900. Print
  2. Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  3. Convict Records Voyages to Australia (Retrieved 16th September 2020). Retrieved from https://convictrecords.com.au/ships/baring
  4. Convict Records Voyages to Australia (Retrieved 24th September 2020). Retrieved from https://convictrecords.com.au/ships/barossa


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