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Wistoom Early Origins



The surname Wistoom 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.

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Wistoom Early History


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Wistoom Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Wistoom research. Another 195 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 1200, 1100, 1260, 1292, 1300, 1358, 1667 and 1752 are included under the topic Early Wistoom History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Wistoom Spelling Variations


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Wistoom Spelling Variations



The origin of rules governing the spelling of names and even words is a very recent innovation. Before that, words and names were spelled according to sound, and, therefore, often appeared under several different spelling variations in a single document. Wistoom has been spelled Whiston, Wiston and others.

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Wistoom Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Wistoom Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 33 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Wistoom Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Wistoom In Ireland


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Wistoom In Ireland



Some of the Wistoom family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. More information about their life in Ireland is included 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



The persecution faced in their homeland left many Scots with little to do but sail for the colonies of North America. There they found land, freedom, opportunity, and nations in the making. They fought for their freedom in the American War of Independence, or traveled north to Canada as United Empire Loyalists. In both cases, they made enormous contributions to the formation of those great nations. Among them: William Whistons settled in Virginia in 1670; Nathanial, James, and Charles Whiston, all settled in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania between 1820 and 1874.

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