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Wilghan History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



Early Origins of the Wilghan family


The surname Wilghan was first found in Somerset where they held a family seat from ancient times and the Chief branch resided at Ilchester, but the senior branched removed to Poundsford Park in that shire.

Early History of the Wilghan family


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Wilghan Spelling Variations


Spelling variations of this family name include: Welman, Wellman and others.

Early Notables of the Wilghan family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Wilghan family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: William Welman arrived in New Orleans in 1821; William Welman arrived in Philadelphia in 1874; Mr. & Mrs. Wellman arrived in New Orleans in 1822; John Wellman from Twillingate settled at Wellman's Bight, Newfoundland, in 1847.

The Wilghan Motto


The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Dei providentia juvat
Motto Translation: The providence of God is our help.


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