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Wanton Early Origins



The surname Wanton was first found in Norfolk where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. The Saxon influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. But Saxon surnames survived and the family name was first referenced in the 13th century at Great Yarmouth and Stoughton.

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Wanton Spelling Variations


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Wanton Spelling Variations



Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago, spelling variations of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, French and other languages became incorporated into English through the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Wanton include Wantron, Wonton, Wanton, Wantown, Wantoon, Wantune, Wandon, Wand, Want and many more.

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Wanton Early History


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Wanton Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Wanton research. Another 185 words (13 lines of text) covering the years 1455, 1487, 1568, and 1603 are included under the topic Early Wanton History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Wanton Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Wanton Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Wanton Notables 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



A great wave of immigration to the New World was the result of the enormous political and religious disarray that struck England at that time. Families left for the New World in extremely large numbers. The long journey was the end of many immigrants and many more arrived sick and starving. Still, those who made it were rewarded with an opportunity far greater than they had known at home in England. These emigrant families went on to make significant contributions to these emerging colonies in which they settled. Some of the first North American settlers carried this name or one of its variants:

Wanton Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • James Wanton, who landed in Virginia in 1637
  • Edward Wanton, who arrived in New England in 1640
  • Rob Wanton, who arrived in Virginia in 1670

Wanton Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Mr. William Wanton U.E. born in Rhode Island, USA who settled in Saint John, New Brunswick c. 1784 he was a Collector of Customs in Saint John [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X

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Contemporary Notables of the name Wanton (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Wanton (post 1700)



  • William Wanton (1670-1733), American politician, Speaker of the Rhode Island House of Deputies, 1705-06, 1708-09, 1710-11, 1715, 1716-17, 1718, 1719-22, 1723-24; Governor of Rhode Island, 1732-33
  • John Wanton (1672-1740), American politician, Speaker of the Rhode Island House of Deputies, 1707, 1710, 1713; Governor of Rhode Island, 1734-40

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  1. ^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X

Other References

  1. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
  2. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
  3. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
  4. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  5. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
  6. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  7. Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
  8. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  9. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
  10. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
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The Wanton Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Wanton Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

This page was last modified on 14 June 2016 at 09:49.

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