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Early Origins of the Wellstead family


The surname Wellstead was first found in Cambridgeshire 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 year 1305 when Robert de Wellested who held estates in that shire.

Early History of the Wellstead family


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Another 93 words (7 lines of text) covering the years 1606, 1455, 1487, 1688, 1747, 1667, 1685, 1692, 1671, 1735, 1717, 1718, 1734 and 1735 are included under the topic Early Wellstead History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Wellstead Spelling Variations


Spelling variations of this family name include: Wellstead, Wesllsted, Wellsteed, Wellsted, Wellstood, Welstead, Willstead, Willsteed, Wellshead, Welstood, Welsted, Wellstead, Willsteed and many more.

Early Notables of the Wellstead family (pre 1700)


Distinguished members of the family include Leonard Welsted (1688-1747), English poet, born at Abington, Northamptonshire. "His father, Leonard Welsted, was elected from Westminster school to Trinity College, Cambridge, in 1667; was prebendary of York, and rector of Abington from 1685 to 1692, when he became vicar...
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Migration of the Wellstead family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Wellstead Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Marie Wellstead, aged 38, originally from Westport, Ireland, arrived in New York in 1914 aboard the ship "Baltic" from Queenstown, Ireland [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JJSM-JX9 : 6 December 2014), Marie Wellstead, 19 Sep 1914; citing departure port Queenstown, arrival port New York, ship name Baltic, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  • Harry Wellstead, aged 24, arrived in New York in 1920 aboard the ship "Imperator" from Southampton, England [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6HS-661 : 6 December 2014), Harry Wellstead, 06 Sep 1920; citing departure port Southampton, arrival port New York, ship name Imperator, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  • Henry Wellstead, aged 24, arrived in New York City, New York in 1920 aboard the ship "Imperator" from Southampton, England [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6CZ-CYD : 6 December 2014), Henry Wellstead, 20 Dec 1920; citing departure port Southampton, arrival port New York City, New York, New York, ship name Imperator, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  • George Wellstead, aged 29, arrived in New York in 1924 aboard the ship "Antonia" from Southampton, England [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JN8Z-5P6 : 6 December 2014), George Wellstead, 25 Feb 1924; citing departure port Southampton, arrival port N.Y., ship name Antonia, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

Contemporary Notables of the name Wellstead (post 1700)


  • John Wellstead, Australian farmer; his family settled in what would later become known as Wellstead in Western Australia in 1860; Bremer Bay, Western Australia was originally known as Wellstead from the first homestead built there in 1857

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Citations


  1. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JJSM-JX9 : 6 December 2014), Marie Wellstead, 19 Sep 1914; citing departure port Queenstown, arrival port New York, ship name Baltic, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  2. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6HS-661 : 6 December 2014), Harry Wellstead, 06 Sep 1920; citing departure port Southampton, arrival port New York, ship name Imperator, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  3. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6CZ-CYD : 6 December 2014), Henry Wellstead, 20 Dec 1920; citing departure port Southampton, arrival port New York City, New York, New York, ship name Imperator, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  4. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JN8Z-5P6 : 6 December 2014), George Wellstead, 25 Feb 1924; citing departure port Southampton, arrival port N.Y., ship name Antonia, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).


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