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The name Wilerton belongs to the early history of Britain, it's origins lie with the Anglo-Saxons. It is a product of their 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.

Wilerton Early Origins



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

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Wilerton Spelling Variations


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Wilerton Spelling Variations



Until the dictionary, an invention of only the last few hundred years, the English language lacked any comprehensive system of spelling rules. Consequently, spelling variations in names are frequently found in early Anglo-Saxon and later Anglo-Norman documents. One person's name was often spelled several different ways over a lifetime. The recorded variations of Wilerton include Wilton, Wiltone, Willton, Willtone and others.

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Wilerton Early History


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Wilerton Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Wilerton research. Another 331 words (24 lines of text) covering the years 1150, 1211, 1296, 1454, 1239, 1373 and 1376 are included under the topic Early Wilerton History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Wilerton Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Wilerton Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 48 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Wilerton Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



Thousands of English families boarded ships sailing to the New World in the hope of escaping the unrest found in England at this time. Although the search for opportunity and freedom from persecution abroad took the lives of many because of the cramped conditions and unsanitary nature of the vessels, the opportunity perceived in the growing colonies of North America beckoned. Many of the settlers who survived the journey went on to make important contributions to the transplanted cultures of their adopted countries. The Wilerton were among these contributors, for they have been located in early North American records: Francis Wilton who settled in Virginia in 1619; one year before the "Mayflower"; David and Nicholas Wilton settled in Salem Massachusetts in 1630; Joe Wilton settled in Virginia in 1635.

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