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Wilton History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



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.

Early Origins of the Wilton family


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

Early History of the Wilton family


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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.

Early Notables of the Wilton family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Wilton family to the New World and Oceana


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 [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)
  • David and Nicholas Wilton, who settled in Salem Massachusetts in 1630
  • Davis Wilton, who landed in Dorchester, Massachusetts in 1633 [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)
  • Joe Wilton, who 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 [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)
  • Joseph Dacre Appleby Wilton, who landed in South Carolina in 1761 [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)
  • Samuel Wilton, who 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 [2]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
  • Mr. Joseph Wilton who was emigrating through Grosse Isle Quarantine Station, Quebec aboard the ship "General Hewitt" departing 22nd July 1847 from Bremen, Germany; the ship arrived on 12th September 1847 but he died on board [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Charbonneau, André, and Doris Drolet-Dubé. A Register of Deceased Persons at Sea and on Grosse Île in 1847. The Minister of Canadian Heritage, 1997. ISBN: 0-660-198/1-1997E (p. 99)

Wilton Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Nicholas Wilton, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Phoebe" in 1847 [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) PHOEBE 1847. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1847Phoebe.htm
  • William Wilton, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Florentia" in 1849 [5]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) FLORENTIA 1849. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1849Florentia.htm
  • Thomas Wilton, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Stebonheath" in 1849 [6]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) STEBONHEATH 1849. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1849Stebonheath.htm
  • Thomas Wilton, aged 21, who arrived in South Australia in 1849 aboard the ship "Samuel Boddington" [7]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) SAMUEL BODDINGTON 1849. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1849SamuelBoddington.htm
  • William Wilton, aged 31, who arrived in South Australia in 1849 aboard the ship "Calphurnia" [8]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) The CALPHURNIA 1849. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1849Calpurnia.htm
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Wilton Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Robert Wilton, who landed in Wellington, New Zealand in 1840
  • W Wilton, who landed in Wellington, New Zealand in 1840
  • Charles Wilton, who landed in Wellington, New Zealand in 1840
  • Elijah Wilton, who landed in Wellington, New Zealand in 1841 aboard the ship Oriental
  • James Wilton, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Alma" in 1857
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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
  • Peter Wilton Cushing OBE (1913-1994), English actor, known for his many appearances in Hammer Films, specifically for his roles as the sinister scientist Baron Frankenstein, Sherlock Holmes and the vampire hunter Dr. Van Helsing

Historic Events for the Wilton family



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 [9]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Titanic Passenger List - Titanic Facts. (Retrieved 2016, July 13) . Retrieved from http://www.titanicfacts.net/titanic-passenger-list.html

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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. ^ Seary E.R., Family Names of the Island of Newfoundland, Montreal: McGill's-Queen's Universtity Press 1998 ISBN 0-7735-1782-0
  3. ^ Charbonneau, André, and Doris Drolet-Dubé. A Register of Deceased Persons at Sea and on Grosse Île in 1847. The Minister of Canadian Heritage, 1997. ISBN: 0-660-198/1-1997E (p. 99)
  4. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) PHOEBE 1847. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1847Phoebe.htm
  5. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) FLORENTIA 1849. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1849Florentia.htm
  6. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) STEBONHEATH 1849. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1849Stebonheath.htm
  7. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) SAMUEL BODDINGTON 1849. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1849SamuelBoddington.htm
  8. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) The CALPHURNIA 1849. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1849Calpurnia.htm
  9. ^ Titanic Passenger List - Titanic Facts. (Retrieved 2016, July 13) . Retrieved from http://www.titanicfacts.net/titanic-passenger-list.html

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