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Wolleryn History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



Wolleryn is a name that was brought to England by the ancestors of the Wolleryn family when they emigrated following the Norman Conquest of 1066. The name Wolleryn comes from the Norman given name Waleran.

Early Origins of the Wolleryn family


The surname Wolleryn was first found in Devon where the name is believed to be descended from Waleran, the great Baron of Essex, 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." [1]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." [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
Shirley, Evelyn Philip, The Noble and Gentle Men of England; The Arms and Descents. Westminster: John Bower Nichols and Sons, 1866, Print.

Early History of the Wolleryn family


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Wolleryn Spelling Variations


A multitude of spelling variations characterize Norman surnames. Many variations occurred because Old and Middle English lacked any definite spelling rules. The introduction of Norman French to England also had a pronounced effect, as did the court languages of Latin and French. Therefore, one person was often referred to by several different spellings in a single lifetime. The various spellings include Walrond, Walerend, Walerond, Waleran and others.

Early Notables of the Wolleryn family (pre 1700)


Outstanding amongst the family at this time was Humphry Walrond, a distinguished Loyalist during the Civil Wars of the 17th century. After the fall of the Royal Cause, he...
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Migration of the Wolleryn family to Ireland


Some of the Wolleryn 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.

Migration of the Wolleryn family to the New World and Oceana


Many English families left England, to avoid the chaos of their homeland and migrated to the many British colonies abroad. Although the conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and some travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute, once in the colonies, many of the families prospered and made valuable contributions to the cultures of what would become the United States and Canada. Research into the origins of individual families in North America has revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Wolleryn or a variant listed above: Thomas Walrond, who settled in Barbados in 1680 with his servants; Jonas Wallren arrived in Philadelphia in 1858.

The Wolleryn 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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Citations


  1. ^ Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.
  2. ^ Shirley, Evelyn Philip, The Noble and Gentle Men of England; The Arms and Descents. Westminster: John Bower Nichols and Sons, 1866, Print.

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