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Weldon is one of the many names that the Normans brought with them when they conquered England in 1066. The Weldon family lived in Northamptonshire, at Weldon.

Weldon Early Origins



The surname Weldon was first found in Northamptonshire where they held a family seat as Lords of the manor of Weldon, and are conjecturally descended from Robert de Bucy, a Norman Baron who acquired Weldon, an ancient Roman villa, from Olaf, from King William for his assistance at the Battle of Hastings in 1066. "The Tower, the manorial seat of the ancient family of Welton [in Northumberland], is fast going to decay; there are still remaining in tolerable preservation, two handsome rooms with Oriel windows. The Hall, an ancient mansion which, according to an inscription on the walls, was repaired in 1614, is still occupied." [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
Welton is also a village and civil parish in the East Riding of Yorkshire which literally means "farmstead by a spring or stream." [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)

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Weldon Spelling Variations


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Weldon Spelling Variations



Anglo-Norman names tend to be marked by an enormous number of spelling variations. This is largely due to the fact that Old and Middle English lacked any spelling rules when Norman French was introduced in the 11th century. The languages of the English courts at that time were French and Latin. These various languages mixed quite freely in the evolving social milieu. The final element of this mix is that medieval scribes spelled words according to their sounds rather than any definite rules, so a name was often spelled in as many different ways as the number of documents it appeared in. The name was spelled Weldon, Veldon, Velton and others.

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Weldon Early History


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Weldon Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Weldon research. Another 59 words (4 lines of text) covering the years 1352, 1362, 1583, 1648, 1676, 1736 and 1723 are included under the topic Early Weldon History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Weldon Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Weldon Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 46 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Weldon Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Weldon In Ireland


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Weldon In Ireland



Some of the Weldon family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 169 words (12 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



Because of the political and religious discontent in England, families began to migrate abroad in enormous numbers. Faced with persecution and starvation at home, the open frontiers and generally less oppressive social environment of the New World seemed tantalizing indeed to many English people. The trip was difficult, and not all made it unscathed, but many of those who did get to Canada and the United States made important contributions to the young nations in which they settled. Some of the first North American settlers with Weldon name or one of its variants:

Weldon Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • William Weldon who settled in Virginia in 1619
  • William Weldon who settled in Virginia in 1624
  • Elizabeth Weldon who settled in Salem, Massachusetts in 1630
  • Robert Weldon settled in Massachusetts in 1630
  • Henry Weldon, who arrived in Maryland in 1667
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Weldon Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • William Weldon, who landed in New York in 1830
  • James Weldon, aged 22, arrived in New York in 1854
  • Owen Weldon, who landed in Washington County, Pennsylvania in 1884

Weldon Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Ann Weldon settled in Fort Cumberland, Nova Scotia in 1774 with her children, Andrew, Elizabeth, Thomas, and Ann
  • Ann Weldon, aged 38, landed in Fort Cumberland, Nova Scotia in 1774
  • Mr. Patrick Weldon U.E., (Welden) who settled in Saint John, New Brunswick c. 1784 he became a Freeman in 1785 was a Yeoman [3]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

Weldon Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Patrick Weldon, aged 26, a labourer, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1834 aboard the ship "Edwin" from Dublin, Ireland

Weldon Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Thomas Weldon, English convict from Lincoln, who was transported aboard the "Asia" on October 22nd, 1824, settling in New South Wales, Australia [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Asia 1 voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1824 with 9 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/asia/1824
  • William Weldon, English convict from Middlesex, who was transported aboard the "Andromeda" on November 13, 1832, settling in New South Wales, Australia [5]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2014, November 27) Andromeda voyage to New South Wales, Australia in 1832 with 186 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/andromeda/1832
  • John Weldon, aged 17, arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Telegraph"
  • George Weldon, aged 44, arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Telegraph"
  • Elijah Weldon, aged 24, arrived in South Australia in 1857 aboard the ship "Navarino"

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Contemporary Notables of the name Weldon (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Weldon (post 1700)



  • Julia Weldon (b. 1983), American film and television actress
  • Jimmy Weldon (b. 1923), American voice actor, ventriloq Uist, and former television host
  • David "Dave" Joseph Weldon (b. 1953), American politician and physician
  • William C. Weldon (b. 1948), Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Johnson & Johnson
  • Sir Anthony William Weldon (b. 1947), 9th Baronet
  • Sir Thomas Brian Weldon (1905-1979), 8th Baronet
  • Sir Anthony Edward Wolseley Weldon (1902-1971), 7th Baronet
  • Sir Anthony Arthur Weldon (1863-1917), 6th Baronet, Colonel in the British Army
  • Sir Anthony Crossdill Weldon (1827-1900), 5th Baronet
  • Sir Anthony Weldon (1781-1858), 4th Baronet
  • ... (Another 9 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Weldon Historic Events


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Weldon Historic Events




HMS Hood

  • Mr. Eric Weldon (b. 1921), Scottish Able Seaman serving for the Royal Navy from Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire, Scotland, who sailed into battle on the HMS Hood and died on 24th May 1941 in the sinking

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Suggested Readings for the name Weldon


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Suggested Readings for the name Weldon



  • The Welden-Weldon Connection by Lloyd Washington Welden.

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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: Bene factum
Motto Translation: Benefits


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
  2. ^ Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
  3. ^ 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
  4. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Asia 1 voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1824 with 9 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/asia/1824
  5. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2014, November 27) Andromeda voyage to New South Wales, Australia in 1832 with 186 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/andromeda/1832

Other References

  1. 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.
  2. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
  3. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  4. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
  5. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
  6. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
  7. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
  8. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
  9. Shirley, Evelyn Philip. Noble and Gentle Men of England Or Notes Touching The Arms and Descendants of the Ancient Knightley and Gentle Houses of England Arranged in their Respective Counties 3rd Edition. Westminster: John Bowyer Nichols and Sons, 1866. Print.
  10. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  11. ...

The Weldon Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Weldon 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.

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