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The ancestors of the Wiltume surname lived among the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture. The name comes from when they 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.

Wiltume Early Origins



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

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Wiltume Spelling Variations


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Wiltume Spelling Variations



Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago, spelling variations of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, French and other languages became incorporated into English through the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Wiltume include Wilton, Wiltone, Willton, Willtone and others.

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Wiltume Early History


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Wiltume Early History



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

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Wiltume Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Wiltume Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 48 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Wiltume Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



A great wave of immigration to the New World was the result of the enormous political and religious disarray that struck England at that time. Families left for the New World in extremely large numbers. The long journey was the end of many immigrants and many more arrived sick and starving. Still, those who made it were rewarded with an opportunity far greater than they had known at home in England. These emigrant families went on to make significant contributions to these emerging colonies in which they settled. Some of the first North American settlers carried this name or one of its variants: Francis Wilton who settled in Virginia in 1619; one year before the "Mayflower"; David and Nicholas Wilton settled in Salem Massachusetts in 1630; Joe Wilton settled in Virginia in 1635.

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