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The lineage of the name Wiltse begins with the Anglo-Saxon tribes in Britain. It is a result of when they lived in Wiltshire, a county in southwestern England. The place-name was recorded as Wiltunscir in 870, and as Wiltescire in the Domesday Book, [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
compiled in 1086. The place-name means "shire centered on Wilton." Wilton is composed of the Old English elements wilig, which means willow tree, and tun, for farmstead or enclosure. The place-name Wilton means "farm where the willow trees grow."

Wiltse Early Origins



The surname Wiltse was first found in Bedfordshire where they held a family seat from very ancient times, before and after the Norman Conquest in 1066.

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Wiltse Spelling Variations


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Wiltse Spelling Variations



Only recently has spelling become standardized in the English language. As the English language evolved in the Middle Ages, the spelling of names changed also. The name Wiltse has undergone many spelling variations, including Wiltshire, Wiltshear, Wiltsheir and others.

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Wiltse Early History


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Wiltse Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Wiltse research. Another 257 words (18 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Wiltse History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Wiltse Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Wiltse Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Wiltse 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



To escape the unstable social climate in England of this time, many families boarded ships for the New World with the hope of finding land, opportunity, and greater religious and political freedom. Although the voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, those families that arrived often found greater opportunities and freedoms than they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Wiltse were among those contributors:

Wiltse Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Hendrick Martense Wiltse, who landed in New York in 1658

Wiltse Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Mr. Benoni Wiltse Sr., U.E., (Wilsey, Wiltsie, Wiltsey) who settled in Canada c. 1784 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  • Mr. James Wiltse U.E. who settled in Canada c. 1784 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  • Mr. John Wiltse Sr., U.E. who settled in Canada c. 1784 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  • Mr. Benoni Wiltse Jr., U.E., (Wilsey, Wiltsie, Wiltsey) who settled in Elizabeth Town [Elizabethtown], Leeds County, Ontario c. 1786 he served in the Loyal Rangers [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X

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Contemporary Notables of the name Wiltse (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Wiltse (post 1700)



  • Lewis DeWitt "Snake" Wiltse (1871-1928), American Major League Baseball pitcher who played from 1901 to 1903, brother of Hooks Wiltse
  • George Leroy "Hooks" Wiltse (1879-1959), American Major League Baseball pitcher who played from 1904 to 1915, nicknamed "Hooks" because of his curveball, brother to Snake Wiltse
  • Harold James "Hal" Wiltse (1903-1983), American Major League Baseball pitcher who played from 1926 to 1931
  • David Wiltse, American Drama Desk Award winning and Edgar Allan Poe Award winning playwright and novelist
  • Mark Wiltse (b. 1988), American soccer player
  • John H. Wiltse, American Republican politician, Delegate to Nebraska State Constitutional Convention, 1919-20; Nebraska Republican State Chair, 1931
  • Henry Wiltse, American politician, Member of New York State Assembly from New York County 14th District, 1856
  • H. A. Wiltse, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Iowa, 1856
  • George P. Wiltse, American politician, Candidate for Michigan State House of Representatives from Genesee County 2nd District, 1910
  • Donald A. Wiltse, American Democrat politician, Candidate for New York State Senate 37th District, 1940

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
  2. ^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X

Other References

  1. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  2. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
  3. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
  4. Crispin, M. Jackson and Leonce Mary. Falaise Roll Recording Prominent Companions of William Duke of Normandy at the Conquest of England. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  5. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  6. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
  7. 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).
  8. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  9. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
  10. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
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The Wiltse Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Wiltse 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.

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