The ancestors of the Wollpolle family brought their name to England
in the wave of migration after the Norman Conquest
of 1066. They lived in Norfolk
, at Walpole.
Looking back even further, we found the name was originally derived from the Old English words welle,
and refers to a pool formed by a well.
Early Origins of the Wollpolle family
The surname Wollpolle was first found in Norfolk
where they held a family seat
at the time of the Conquest at Freethorpe and Mershland. John of Walpole was nephew of Waleran, the great Essex Baron
who was Count of Meulan in Normandy
. Joceline de Walpole was living in the reign of Stephen and Reginald de Walpole, in the time of Henry I seems to have been the lineal ancestor of the house. 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 Wollpolle family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Wollpolle research.Another 287 words (20 lines of text) covering the years 1100, 1722, 1735, 1558, 1595, 1929, 1970, 1560, 1637, 1621, 1668, 1660, 1668, 1650, 1700, 1689, 1700, 1676, 1745, 1678, 1757, 1683 and 1726 are included under the topic Early Wollpolle History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Wollpolle Spelling Variations
Before the last few hundred
years the English language had no fixed system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations
occurred commonly in Anglo Norman surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Wollpolle were recorded, including Walpole, Walpolle, Wallpole and others.
Early Notables of the Wollpolle family (pre 1700)
Outstanding amongst the family at this time was Henry Walpole (1558-1595), an English Jesuit martyr from Docking, Norfolk; he was beatified in 1929 and canonized in 1970; Edward Walpole (1560-1637), an English Roman Catholic convert, who became known as a Jesuit missioner and preacher; Sir Edward Walpole (1621-1668), an English politician... Another 86 words (6 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Wollpolle Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Wollpolle family to Ireland
Some of the Wollpolle 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
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Migration of the Wollpolle family to the New World and Oceana
The unstable environment in England
at this time caused numerous families to board ships and leave in search of opportunity and freedom from persecution abroad in places like Ireland
, and particularly the New World. The voyage was extremely difficult, however, and only taken at great expense. The cramped conditions and unsanitary nature of the vessels caused many to arrive diseased and starving, not to mention destitute from the enormous cost. Still opportunity in the emerging nations of Canada and the United States was far greater than at home and many went on to make important contributions to the cultures of their adopted countries. An examination of many early immigration records reveals that people bearing the name Wollpolle arrived in North America very early: Thomas Walpole arrived in Philadelphia in 1802.
The Wollpolle 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: Fari quae sentiat
Motto Translation: To speak what he feels.