Early Origins of the Welend family
The surname Welend was first found in Devon
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 when they moved to Gloucestershire
in the year 1273 and William Welond held estates in that shire.
Early History of the Welend family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Welend research.Another 84 words (6 lines of text) covering the years 127 and 1273 are included under the topic Early Welend History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Welend Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Welland, Weland, Weyland, Wayland, Welond, Welend, Wellond, Wellend and many more.
Early Notables of the Welend family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Welend family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: settlers, who arrived along the eastern seaboard, from Newfoundland, to Maine, to Virginia, the Carolinas, and to the islands.