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In ancient Anglo-Saxon England, the ancestors of the Wilkshire surname lived in Wiltshire, a county in southwestern England. The place-name was recorded as Wiltunscir in 870, and as Wiltescire in the Domesday Book, [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
compiled in 1086. The place-name means "shire centered on Wilton." Wilton is composed of the Old English elements wilig, which means willow tree, and tun, for farmstead or enclosure. The place-name Wilton means "farm where the willow trees grow."

Wilkshire Early Origins



The surname Wilkshire was first found in Bedfordshire where they held a family seat from very ancient times, before and after the Norman Conquest in 1066.

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Wilkshire Spelling Variations


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Wilkshire Spelling Variations



It is only in the last few hundred years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, early Anglo-Saxon surnames like Wilkshire are characterized by many spelling variations. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages, even literate people changed the spelling of their names. The variations of the name Wilkshire include: Wiltshire, Wiltshear, Wiltsheir and others.

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Wilkshire Early History


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Wilkshire Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Wilkshire research. Another 257 words (18 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Wilkshire History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Wilkshire Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Wilkshire Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Wilkshire 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:

Wilkshire Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Thomas Wilkshire, aged 44, a carpenter, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Oxford" in 1874
  • Caroline Wilkshire, aged 44, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Oxford" in 1874
  • Rose Wilkshire, aged 11, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Oxford" in 1874
  • Richard Wilkshire, aged 9, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Oxford" in 1874

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Contemporary Notables of the name Wilkshire (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Wilkshire (post 1700)



  • Luke Wilkshire (b. 1981), Australian footballer who plays for Dynamo Moscow in the Russian Premier League

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Wilkshire Family Crest Products


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)

Other References

  1. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
  2. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  3. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
  4. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
  5. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
  6. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
  7. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
  8. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
  9. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
  10. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
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The Wilkshire Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Wilkshire 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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