The name Wolerount reached England
in the great wave of migration following the Norman Conquest
of 1066. It is based on the Norman given name Waleran.
Early Origins of the Wolerount family
The surname Wolerount was first found in Devon
where the name is believed to be descended from Waleran, the great Baron
, Count of Meulan in Normandy
The family was first found at Bradfield, in Uffculm as early as Henry III. "The original deed of transfer of Bradfelde from Fulke Paynel, Lord of Brampton, to one Walerande, an ancestor, temp. King John, is still in the possession of the family. It would appear that the family were resident there before the date of that grant, under the name De Bradfelle, in 1154; and that Waleran or Walrond was assumed early in the reign of King John." CITATION[CLOSE]
Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.
"For many years the Walronds, living at their venerable mansion of Bradfield, were a powerful family in Devonshire." CITATION[CLOSE]
Shirley, Evelyn Philip, The Noble and Gentle Men of England; The Arms and Descents. Westminster: John Bower Nichols and Sons, 1866, Print.
Robert Walerand (d. 1273), was an English judge, the son of William Walerand and Isabella, eldest daughter and coheiress of Hugh of Kilpeck. "The family claimed descent from Walerand the Huntsman of Domesday Book. Robert's brother John, rector of Clent in Worcestershire, was in 1265 made seneschal and given joint custody of the Tower of London. " CITATION[CLOSE]
Smith, George (ed), Dictionary of National Biography. London: Smith, Elder & Co., 1885-1900. Print
Early History of the Wolerount family
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Wolerount Spelling Variations
in names were a common occurrence in the eras before English spelling was standardized a few hundred
years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate regularly changed the spellings of their names as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Wolerount have been found, including Walrond, Walerend, Walerond, Waleran and others.
Early Notables of the Wolerount family (pre 1700)
Outstanding amongst the family at this time was Humphry Walrond, (1600?-1670?) a distinguished Loyalist during the Civil Wars of the 17th century. After the fall of the Royal Cause... Another 29 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Wolerount Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Wolerount family to Ireland
Some of the Wolerount family moved to Ireland
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Migration of the Wolerount family to the New World and Oceana
For many English families, the social climate in England
was oppressive and lacked opportunity for change. For such families, the shores of Ireland
, and the New World beckoned. They left their homeland at great expense in ships that were overcrowded and full of disease. Many arrived after the long voyage sick, starving, and without a penny. But even those were greeted with greater opportunity than they could have experienced back home. Numerous English settlers who arrived in the United States and Canada at this time went on to make important contributions to the developing cultures of those countries. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Wolerount were among those contributors: Thomas Walrond, who settled in Barbados in 1680 with his servants; Jonas Wallren arrived in Philadelphia in 1858.
The Wolerount Motto
The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.
Motto: Sic vos non vobis
Motto Translation: So you not for yourselves.
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- ^ Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.
- ^ Shirley, Evelyn Philip, The Noble and Gentle Men of England; The Arms and Descents. Westminster: John Bower Nichols and Sons, 1866, Print.
- ^ Smith, George (ed), Dictionary of National Biography. London: Smith, Elder & Co., 1885-1900. Print