Anglo-Saxon culture. The name Wiltone comes from when the family 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 Wiltone family
Essex where they held a family seat at Snaresbrook.
Early History of the Wiltone family
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Wiltone Spelling Variations
One relatively recent invention that did much to standardize English spelling was the printing press. However, before its invention even the most literate people recorded their names according to sound rather than spelling. The spelling variations under which the name Wiltone has appeared include Wilton, Wiltone, Willton, Willtone and others.
Early Notables of the Wiltone family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Wiltone family to the New World and Oceana
At this time, the shores of the New World beckoned many English families that felt that the social climate in England was oppressive and lacked opportunity for change. Thousands left England at great expense in ships that were overcrowded and full of disease. A great portion of these settlers never survived the journey and even a greater number arrived sick, starving, and without a penny. The survivors, however, were often greeted with greater opportunity than they could have experienced back home. These English settlers made significant contributions to those colonies that would eventually become the United States and Canada. An examination of early immigration records and passenger ship lists revealed that people bearing the name Wiltone arrived in North America very early: Francis Wilton who settled in Virginia in 1619; one year before the "Mayflower"; David and Nicholas Wilton settled in Salem Massachusetts in 1630.
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