Early Origins of the Wistome family
The surname Wistome was first found in Lanarkshire
(Gaelic: Siorrachd Lannraig) a former county in the central Strathclyde region of Scotland
, now divided into the Council Areas of North Lanarkshire
, South Lanarkshire, and the City of Glasgow, where they held a family seat
from ancient times in the reign of King Malcolm IV in 1153, in the village of Wicestun.
Further south in England, Whiston can be found in Lancashire, Northamptonshire, Staffordshire and Yorkshire. Here the place name literally means "white stone." CITATION[CLOSE]
Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
Early History of the Wistome family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Wistome research.Another 165 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1200, 1100, 1260, 1292, 1300, 1358, 1667 and 1752 are included under the topic Early Wistome History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Wistome Spelling Variations
It is only in the last few hundred
years that rules have developed and the process of spelling according to sound has been abandoned. Scottish names from before that time tend to appear under many different spelling variations
. Wistome has been spelled Whiston, Wiston and others.
Early Notables of the Wistome family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Wistome family to Ireland
Some of the Wistome family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 173 words (12 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Wistome family to the New World and Oceana
Unwelcome in their beloved homeland, many Scots sailed for the colonies of North America. There, they found land and freedom, and even the opportunity to make a new nation in the American War of Independence
. These Scottish settlers played essential roles in the founding of the United States, and the shaping of contemporary North America. Among them: William Whistons settled in Virginia in 1670; Nathanial, James, and Charles Whiston, all settled in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania between 1820 and 1874.