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The origins of the Willtone name come from when the Anglo-Saxon tribes ruled over Britain. The name Willtone was originally derived from a family 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.

Willtone Early Origins



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

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Willtone Spelling Variations


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Willtone Spelling Variations



Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago, spelling variations of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, French and other languages became incorporated into English through the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Willtone include Wilton, Wiltone, Willton, Willtone and others.

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Willtone Early History


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Willtone Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Willtone 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 Willtone History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Willtone Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Willtone Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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The Great Migration



A great wave of immigration to the New World was the result of the enormous political and religious disarray that struck England at that time. Families left for the New World in extremely large numbers. The long journey was the end of many immigrants and many more arrived sick and starving. Still, those who made it were rewarded with an opportunity far greater than they had known at home in England. These emigrant families went on to make significant contributions to these emerging colonies in which they settled. Some of the first North American settlers carried this name or one of its variants: 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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