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Willen Early Origins



The surname Willen was first found in Roxburghshire where the earliest record of this name was of Thomas and William Whillans who held lands in the Lordship of Liddesdale about 1490. The name is believed to be derived from the old lands of Quheillands in the lordships of Liddisdaill. Thomas and William Querland were mentioned in 1505 and just one year later, they are referred to as Thomas and William Querlance.

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Willen Spelling Variations


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Willen Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Whillans, Whillens, Wheelans, Willan, Willans and others.

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Willen Early History


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Willen Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Willen research. Another 191 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 1490 and 1622 are included under the topic Early Willen History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Willen Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Willen Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Willen 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:

Willen Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Thomas Willen, who landed in Maryland in 1668
  • Andrew Willen, who landed in Maryland in 1677

Willen Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • John Willen, aged 28, arrived in New York in 1812

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Contemporary Notables of the name Willen (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Willen (post 1700)



  • Claude R. Willen, American Republican politician, Candidate in primary for Kentucky State House of Representatives 53rd District, 1973

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Willen Family Crest Products


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
    2. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
    3. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    4. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
    5. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    6. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    7. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
    8. 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.
    9. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
    10. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
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    The Willen Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Willen 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.

    This page was last modified on 12 January 2016 at 13:32.

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