and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.
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During the era when a person's name, tribe and posterity was one of his most important possessions, many different spellings were found in the archives examined. Wanless occurred in many references, and spelling variations
of the name found included Wandless, Wanless, Wanliss, Wanlace, Wanley, Wanlass, Wanles and many more.
Gradually becoming disenchanted with life in Ireland
many of these uprooted families sailed aboard the armada of sailing ships known as the "White Sails" which plied the stormy Atlantic. These overcrowded ships often arrived with only 60 to 70% of their original passenger list, many dying of illness and the elements, were buried at sea. In North America, early immigrants bearing the family name Wanless, or a spelling variation of the surname include:
Wanless Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
- Elizabeth Wanless, who landed in America in 1750
Wanless Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Archibald Wanless, who arrived in Charleston, South Carolina in 1834 CITATION[CLOSE]
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)