Early Origins of the Woldram family
The surname Woldram was first found in Sussex
at Waldron, a parish, in the union of Uckfield, hundred
of Shiplake, rape of Pevensey. CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
The place name dates back to the Domesday Book of 1086 where Iohannes filius Waleranni, Galerami was first listed. Richard Walram was listed in the Feet of Fines for Essex in 1262 and Robert Waldrond was listed in the Subsidy Rolls of Worcestershire in 1275. The Hundredorum Rolls of 1273 lists Matilda Walrond in Warwickshire CITATION[CLOSE]
Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X) and Walarinus de Cartone. CITATION[CLOSE]
Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
Early History of the Woldram family
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Woldram Spelling Variations
Woldram has been spelled many different ways. Before English spelling became standardized over the last few hundred years, spelling variations
in names were a common occurrence. As the English language changed in the Middle Ages, absorbing pieces of Latin and French, as well as other languages, the spelling of people's names also changed considerably, even over a single lifetime. Spelling variants included: Waldron, Walrond, Walrand, Waldren, Waldrond and others.
Early Notables of the Woldram family (pre 1700)
Distinguished members of the family include Sir John Walrond of Wiltshire; Major Richard Waldron (Waldern, Walderne) (1615-1689), English settler and magistrate to colonial Dover, New Hampshire
from Alcester, Warwickshire
rising to become Chief... Another 32 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Woldram Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Woldram family to Ireland
Some of the Woldram family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 105 words (8 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 Woldram family to the New World and Oceana
In an attempt to escape the chaos experienced in England
, many English families boarded overcrowded and diseased ships sailing for the shores of North America and other British colonies. Those families hardy enough, and lucky enough, to make the passage intact were rewarded with land and a social environment less prone to religious and political persecution. Many of these families became important contributors to the young colonies in which they settled. Early immigration and passenger lists have documented some of the first Woldrams to arrive on North American shores: Alexander Waldron, who came to New Hampshire
in 1630; Isaac, William and Richard Waldron, who settled in Rhode Island in 1630; Edward Waldron, who arrived in Boston in 1630.