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Wenlock Early Origins



The surname Wenlock was first found in Shropshire at either Little Wenlock or Much Wenlock, villages and towns that date back to Saxon times when they were first listed collectively as Wynloca c. 1000. Almost one hundred years later, in the Domesday Book of 1086, the villages were listed as Wenlock and possibly meant "white monastery." [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
Another reference predates the aforementioned. The source claims that claims the place name was originally Winnica, or "the windy place." And it was here that a convent was established about 680, by Milburga, daughter of King Merwald, and niece of Wulfhere, King of Mercia. At her death, she was interred here. The convent was destroyed by the Danes but was restored by Leofric, Earl of Mercia, in the time of Edward the Confessor, after which it fell into decay. Soon after the Conquest, Robert de Montgomery rebuilt and restored it into a priory for Cluniac monks, and dedicated it to St. Milburga. Extensive ruins can still be seen today on the south side of the town. One of the first records of the family name was seen in the year 1203 when William de Wenlac held estates there.

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Wenlock Spelling Variations


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Wenlock Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Wenlock, Wenlake, Wenlac, Wenlocke, Whenlocke, Wenloc, Whenlock, Whenlake, Winlock, Winlake, Wanlock and many more.

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Wenlock Early History


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Wenlock Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Wenlock research. Another 299 words (21 lines of text) covering the years 1323, 1461, 1471, 1455, 1487 and 1471 are included under the topic Early Wenlock History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Wenlock Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Wenlock Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 35 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Wenlock Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Wenlock Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Edith Wenlock, aged 17, who emigrated to America, in 1892
  • Evan Wenlock, aged 8, who landed in America, in 1896
  • Harriet Wenlock, aged 28, who emigrated to the United States, in 1896

Wenlock Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Walter Wenlock, aged 35, who settled in America from Peterborough, England, in 1909
  • Arthur William Wenlock, aged 19, who emigrated to the United States from Brewood, England, in 1911
  • Stanley Wenlock, aged 37, who landed in America, in 1911
  • Charles Wenlock, aged 21, who landed in America, in 1922

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Contemporary Notables of the name Wenlock (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Wenlock (post 1700)



  • David Alan Wenlock (b. 1959), former English cricketer

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)

Other References

  1. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
  2. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  3. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
  4. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  5. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
  6. 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.
  7. Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
  8. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
  9. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
  10. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin . Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
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The Wenlock Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Wenlock 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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