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Willerton History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



The name Willerton first arose amongst the Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. It is derived from 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.

Early Origins of the Willerton family


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

Early History of the Willerton family


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Willerton Spelling Variations


One relatively recent invention that did much to standardize English spelling was the printing press. However, before its invention even the most literate people recorded their names according to sound rather than spelling. The spelling variations under which the name Willerton has appeared include Wilton, Wiltone, Willton, Willtone and others.

Early Notables of the Willerton family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Willerton family to the New World and Oceana


At this time, the shores of the New World beckoned many English families that felt that the social climate in England was oppressive and lacked opportunity for change. Thousands left England at great expense in ships that were overcrowded and full of disease. A great portion of these settlers never survived the journey and even a greater number arrived sick, starving, and without a penny. The survivors, however, were often greeted with greater opportunity than they could have experienced back home. These English settlers made significant contributions to those colonies that would eventually become the United States and Canada. An examination of early immigration records and passenger ship lists revealed that people bearing the name Willerton arrived in North America very early:

Willerton Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Elizabeth Willerton, aged 18, who arrived in Virginia in 1635 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

Willerton Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Thomas W. Willerton, aged 33, originally from Doncaster, England, who arrived in New York in 1913 aboard the ship "Campania" from Liverpool, England [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JNP2-2XM : 6 December 2014), Thomas W. Willerton, 02 Aug 1913; citing departure port Liverpool, arrival port New York, ship name Campania, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  • Matilda Willerton, aged 28, originally from Willoughley, England, who arrived in New York City, New York in 1914 aboard the ship "Adriatic" from Liverpool, England [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JJ3Z-PJW : 6 December 2014), Matilda Willerton, 08 May 1914; citing departure port Liverpool, arrival port New York City, New York, New York, ship name Adriatic, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  • Mabel Willerton, aged 25, originally from Willoughley, England, who arrived in New York City, New York in 1914 aboard the ship "Adriatic" from Liverpool, England [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JJ3Z-PJ4 : 6 December 2014), Mabel Willerton, 08 May 1914; citing departure port Liverpool, arrival port New York City, New York, New York, ship name Adriatic, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  • William Willerton, aged 28, who arrived in New York in 1920 aboard the ship "Canadian Miller" from Buenos Aires, Argentina [5]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6ZC-7NY : 6 December 2014), William Willerton, 28 Sep 1920; citing departure port Buenos Aires, arrival port New York, ship name Canadian Miller, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

Willerton Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Mark Willerton, aged 20, a farm labourer, who arrived in Napier aboard the ship "Rakaia" in 1879

Contemporary Notables of the name Willerton (post 1700)


  • Simon Willerton, British mathematician, known for identifying Willerton's fish, an unexplained relationship between the first two Vassiliev invariants of a knot
  • Kristof Pieter Willerton (b. 1993), British gold medalist tumbling gymnast at the 2013 Trampoline World Championships
  • Amy Willerton (b. 1992), British television presenter, model and beauty pageant titleholder, Miss Universe Great Britain

Historic Events for the Willerton family



Halifax Explosion

  • Mr. R.  Willerton (1897-1917), English Seaman aboard the SS Curaca from Rochdale, England, United Kingdom who died in the explosion [6]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Halifax Explosion Book of Remembrance | Maritime Museum of the Atlantic. (Retrieved 2014, June 23) . Retrieved from https://maritimemuseum.novascotia.ca/what-see-do/halifax-explosion/halifax-explosion-book-remembrance

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Citations


  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JNP2-2XM : 6 December 2014), Thomas W. Willerton, 02 Aug 1913; citing departure port Liverpool, arrival port New York, ship name Campania, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  3. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JJ3Z-PJW : 6 December 2014), Matilda Willerton, 08 May 1914; citing departure port Liverpool, arrival port New York City, New York, New York, ship name Adriatic, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  4. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JJ3Z-PJ4 : 6 December 2014), Mabel Willerton, 08 May 1914; citing departure port Liverpool, arrival port New York City, New York, New York, ship name Adriatic, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  5. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6ZC-7NY : 6 December 2014), William Willerton, 28 Sep 1920; citing departure port Buenos Aires, arrival port New York, ship name Canadian Miller, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  6. ^ Halifax Explosion Book of Remembrance | Maritime Museum of the Atlantic. (Retrieved 2014, June 23) . Retrieved from https://maritimemuseum.novascotia.ca/what-see-do/halifax-explosion/halifax-explosion-book-remembrance

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