Early Origins of the Wollkenton family
The surname Wollkenton 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 Wollkenton family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Wollkenton research.Another 133 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1320, 1426, 1598, 1658, 1630 and 1658 are included under the topic Early Wollkenton History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Wollkenton Spelling Variations
The first dictionaries that appeared in the last few hundred
years did much to standardize the English language. Before that time, spelling variations
in names were a common occurrence. The language was changing, incorporating pieces of other languages, and the spelling of names changed with it. Wollkenton has been spelled many different ways, including Walkington, Walkinton, Wallington, Walkingham and others.
Early Notables of the Wollkenton family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Wollkenton family to the New World and Oceana
Thousands of English families in this era began to emigrate the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. Although the passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe, those who made the voyage safely were rewarded with opportunities unavailable to them in their homeland. Research into passenger and immigration lists has revealed some of the very first Wollkentons to arrive in North America: William Wallington who settled in Virginia in 1635; Joseph Wallington settled in Barbados in 1635; Nicholas Wallington settled in Massachusetts in 1638.