The Wilenton surname is classed as a habitation name; that is, one derived from a pre-existing place name. There are several places in various counties so named in Britain.
Early Origins of the Wilenton family
The surname Wilenton was first found in Burton, Yorkshire
, where early records, including documents from the Burton Chartulary record Nicholas de Wilentona, in 1251. Willington in Derbyshire
has an interesting story to tell about the family. "The property at the Domesday Survey
belonged partly to the king, and partly to Ralph Fitzhubert. Henry II. gave one of the two manors to Burton Abbey. The other appears to have been given with the church, by the family of Willington, to the prior and convent of Repton." CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
Early History of the Wilenton family
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Wilenton Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Willington, Wilington, Wilentona,Wilenton and others.
Early Notables of the Wilenton family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Wilenton family to Ireland
Some of the Wilenton family moved to Ireland
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Migration of the Wilenton family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: James Willington, who was on record in Virginia in 1691; Jane Willington, who came to Virginia in 1699; Mary Willington, who arrived in Virginia in 1653.