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Wildum History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



The Wildum name has descended through the generations from the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture. Their name comes from having lived in one of the places called Wilton in Cumberland, Herefordshire, Norfolk, Somerset, Wiltshire, or the East and North Ridings of Yorkshire. Wilton, Wiltshire was originally called Ellandune. It was the scene of a battle between Egbert, king of the West Saxons, and Beorwolf, the Mercian king.

Early Origins of the Wildum family


The surname Wildum was first found in Essex where they held a family seat at Snaresbrook.

Early History of the Wildum family


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Wildum Spelling Variations


Only recently has spelling become standardized in the English language. As the English language evolved in the Middle Ages, the spelling of names changed also. The name Wildum has undergone many spelling variations, including Wilton, Wiltone, Willton, Willtone and others.

Early Notables of the Wildum family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Wildum family to the New World and Oceana


To escape the unstable social climate in England of this time, many families boarded ships for the New World with the hope of finding land, opportunity, and greater religious and political freedom. Although the voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, those families that arrived often found greater opportunities and freedoms than they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Wildum were among those contributors: Francis Wilton who settled in Virginia in 1619; one year before the "Mayflower"; David and Nicholas Wilton settled in Salem Massachusetts in 1630.

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