Early Origins of the Wellew family
The surname Wellew was first found in Northumberland
where they held a family seat
on the English/Scottish border. After the Norman Conquest
many of Duke William's rebellious Barons moved north. The border became a convenient no-man's land. Notable families such as the Percy, the Umfravilles and the Nevilles gathered many supporting clans around them. In the 16th century they became known as the 'unruly clans'. In that century, many of those clans drove their herds south, and they settled in Yorkshire
. The name was first recorded in Yorkshire
at the taking of the Domesday Book
census in 1086. The village and Church of Welwick was held at that time by the Archbishop of York and conjecturally the family name is descended from this prelate. In 1337 William de Welwick held the estates.
Early History of the Wellew family
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Wellew Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Welwick, Wellwick, Wilwick, Willwick, Welwich, Wellwich and many more.
Early Notables of the Wellew family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Wellew 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.