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The name Wiltsie is an old Anglo-Saxon name. It comes from when a family 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."

Wiltsie Early Origins



The surname Wiltsie 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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Wiltsie Spelling Variations


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Wiltsie Spelling Variations



Before the last few hundred years, the English language had no fast system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations are commonly found in early Anglo-Saxon surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Wiltsie were recorded, including Wiltshire, Wiltshear, Wiltsheir and others.

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Wiltsie Early History


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Wiltsie Early History



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

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Wiltsie Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Wiltsie Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Wiltsie 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 oppression and starvation at that time, many English families left for the "open frontiers" of the New World with all its perceived opportunities. In droves people migrated to the many British colonies, those in North America in particular, paying high rates for passages in cramped, unsafe ships. Although many of the settlers did not make the long passage alive, those who did see the shores of North America perceived great opportunities before them. Many of the families that came from England went on to make essential contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Research into various historical records revealed some of first members of the Wiltsie family emigrate to North America:

Wiltsie Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Philippe Maton Wiltsie, who arrived in New York in 1623

Wiltsie Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Mr. John Wiltsie U.E. who settled in Yonge [Front of Yonge], United Counties of Leeds and Grenville, 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 Wiltsie (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Wiltsie (post 1700)



  • Ralph M. Wiltsie, American Democrat politician, Mayor of Princeton, Indiana, 1956-60
  • George H. Wiltsie, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from New York, 1912; Member of New York State Assembly from Cortland County, 1915-18
  • David Wiltsie, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from California, 1964

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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. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
  2. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
  3. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
  4. 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.
  5. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
  6. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
  7. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
  8. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
  9. 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).
  10. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
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The Wiltsie Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Wiltsie 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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