Wolkden History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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Early Origins of the Wolkden family
The surname Wolkden was first found in Yorkshire where they were Lords of the manor of Walkington from ancient times. William Wallington was Lord of the Castle of Wallington in Northumberland, and carried the same Coat of Arms as Walkington.
Early History of the Wolkden family
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Wolkden Spelling Variations
Spelling variations in names were a common occurrence before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate spelled their names differently as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Wolkden have been found, including Walkington, Walkinton, Wallington, Walkingham and others.
Early Notables of the Wolkden family (pre 1700)
Notables of the family at this time include Nehemiah Wallington (1598-1658), an English Puritan wood turner and chronicler; Lucy Walter (Lucy Barlow) (c. 1630-1658), a Welsh noblewoman, mistress of King Charles II of England; and Alain de Walkingham of Redmer.
Peter Walkden (1684-1769), was an English Presbyterian minister and diarist, born at Flixton, near Manchester. "His diary for the years...
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Migration of the Wolkden family
Families began migrating abroad in enormous numbers because of the political and religious discontent in England. Often faced with persecution and starvation in England, the possibilities of the New World attracted many English people. Although the ocean trips took many lives, those who did get to North America were instrumental in building the necessary groundwork for what would become for new powerful nations. Some of the first immigrants to cross the Atlantic and come to North America bore the name Wolkden, or a variant listed above: William Wallington who settled in Virginia in 1635; Joseph Wallington settled in Barbados in 1635; Nicholas Wallington settled in Massachusetts in 1638.