Early Origins of the Welstall family
The surname Welstall was first found in Westmorland
where they held a family seat
. Little is known of the early history of the family until they migrated south to Cheshire
in the vicinity of Chester. Thomas Walthall, the first in Cheshire
, was directly descended from the Westmorland
family. He married Margeret, the daughter of Sir William Stanley of Hooton.
Early History of the Welstall family
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Welstall Spelling Variations
The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries; therefore, spelling variations
are common among early Anglo-Saxon
names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Welstall has been recorded under many different variations, including Wattall, Whaltall, Whalthall, Waltall, Walthal and many more.
Early Notables of the Welstall family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Welstall family to the New World and Oceana
For many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England
made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Welstall or a variant listed above: David Wattall who landed in North America in 1735.