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The present generation of the Wilton family is only the most recent to bear a name that dates back to the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture of Britain. Their name comes from 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.

Wilton Early Origins



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

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Wilton Spelling Variations


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Wilton Spelling Variations



Until the dictionary, an invention of only the last few hundred years, the English language lacked any comprehensive system of spelling rules. Consequently, spelling variations in names are frequently found in early Anglo-Saxon and later Anglo-Norman documents. One person's name was often spelled several different ways over a lifetime. The recorded variations of Wilton include Wilton, Wiltone, Willton, Willtone and others.

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Wilton Early History


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Wilton Early History



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

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Wilton Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Wilton Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 48 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Wilton 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



Thousands of English families boarded ships sailing to the New World in the hope of escaping the unrest found in England at this time. Although the search for opportunity and freedom from persecution abroad took the lives of many because of the cramped conditions and unsanitary nature of the vessels, the opportunity perceived in the growing colonies of North America beckoned. Many of the settlers who survived the journey went on to make important contributions to the transplanted cultures of their adopted countries. The Wilton were among these contributors, for they have been located in early North American records:

Wilton Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Francis Wilton who settled in Virginia in 1619
  • Francis Wilton, who arrived in Virginia in 1624-1625
  • David and Nicholas Wilton settled in Salem Massachusetts in 1630
  • Davis Wilton, who landed in Dorchester, Massachusetts in 1633
  • Joe Wilton settled in Virginia in 1635
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Wilton Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • John Wilton, who arrived in Virginia in 1702
  • Joseph Dacre Appleby Wilton, who landed in South Carolina in 1761
  • Samuel Wilton settled in New England in 1772

Wilton Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Solomon Wilton was a fisherman of Burnt Island, Newfoundland in 1845 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Seary E.R., Family Names of the Island of Newfoundland, Montreal: McGill's-Queen's Universtity Press 1998 ISBN 0-7735-1782-0

Wilton Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Nicholas Wilton arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Phoebe" in 1847
  • William Wilton arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Florentia" in 1849
  • Thomas Wilton arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Stebonheath" in 1849
  • Thomas Wilton, aged 21, arrived in South Australia in 1849 aboard the ship "Samuel Boddington"
  • William Wilton, aged 31, arrived in South Australia in 1849 aboard the ship "Calphurnia"
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Wilton Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Charles Wilton landed in Wellington, New Zealand in 1840
  • Robert Wilton landed in Wellington, New Zealand in 1840
  • W Wilton landed in Wellington, New Zealand in 1840
  • Elijah Wilton landed in Wellington, New Zealand in 1841 aboard the ship Oriental
  • James Wilton arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Alma" in 1857

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Contemporary Notables of the name Wilton (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Wilton (post 1700)



  • Michael Wilton (b. 1962), American guitarist
  • Frank S. Wilton Jr. (1905-1977), American college football player and coach
  • Robb Wilton (1881-1957), born Robert Wilton Smith, English comedian and comic actor
  • Penelope Alice Wilton OBE (b. 1946), English two-time Critics' Circle Theatre Award winning actress
  • Richard Wilton (d. 1239), English scholastic philosopher, member of the Trinitarians, many of his published works still survive today
  • Joseph Wilton (1722-1803), English sculptor, one of the founding members of the Royal Academy
  • Robert Archibald Wilton (1868-1925), British journalist, author, recipient of the Cross of St George
  • Gregory Stuart "Greg" Wilton (1955-2000), Australian politician
  • General Sir John Wilton, Australian general from New South Wales

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Wilton Historic Events


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Wilton Historic Events




RMS Titanic

  • Mr. William Edward Wilton (d. 1912), aged 45, English Fireman/Stoker from Southampton, Hampshire who worked aboard the RMS Titanic and died in the sinking

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Seary E.R., Family Names of the Island of Newfoundland, Montreal: McGill's-Queen's Universtity Press 1998 ISBN 0-7735-1782-0

Other References

  1. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
  2. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
  3. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
  4. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
  5. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
  6. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
  7. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
  8. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
  9. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
  10. Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
  11. ...

The Wilton Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Wilton 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 29 November 2016 at 17:50.

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