The ancestors of the name Wiltombe date back to the days of the Anglo-Saxon
tribes of Britain. The name is derived from their residence in one of the places called Wilton in Cumberland
, 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 Wiltombe family
The surname Wiltombe was first found in Essex
where they held a family seat
Early History of the Wiltombe family
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Wiltombe Spelling Variations
Wiltombe has been spelled many different ways. Before English spelling became standardized over the last few hundred
years, spelling variations
in names were a common occurrence. As the English language changed in the Middle Ages, absorbing pieces of Latin and French, as well as other languages, the spelling of people's names also changed considerably, even over a single lifetime. Many variations of the name Wiltombe have been found, including Wilton, Wiltone, Willton, Willtone and others.
Early Notables of the Wiltombe family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Wiltombe family to the New World and Oceana
In an attempt to escape the chaos experienced in England
, many English families boarded overcrowded and diseased ships sailing for the shores of North America and other British colonies. Those families hardy enough, and lucky enough, to make the passage intact were rewarded with land and a social environment less prone to religious and political persecution. Many of these families became important contributors to the young colonies in which they settled. Early immigration and passenger lists have documented some of the first Wiltombes to arrive on North American shores: Francis Wilton who settled in Virginia in 1619; one year before the "Mayflower"; David and Nicholas Wilton settled in Salem Massachusetts in 1630.