as Lords of the Manor. The Saxon influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. But Saxon surnames survived and the family name was first referenced in the year 1219 Elyas de Wilsden when the held lands.
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Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: John Wilston, who was on record arriving in San Diego in 1870.