Wolpolle is a name that was carried to England
in the great wave of migration from Normandy
following the Norman Conquest
of 1066. The Wolpolle family 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 Wolpolle family
The surname Wolpolle 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 Wolpolle family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Wolpolle 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 Wolpolle History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Wolpolle Spelling Variations
Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred
years ago, spelling variations
of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, Norman French and other languages became incorporated into English throughout the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Wolpolle include Walpole, Walpolle, Wallpole and others.
Early Notables of the Wolpolle 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 Wolpolle Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Wolpolle family to Ireland
Some of the Wolpolle family moved to Ireland
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Migration of the Wolpolle family to the New World and Oceana
at this time, the uncertainty of the political and religious environment of the time caused many families to board ships for distant British colonies in the hopes of finding land and opportunity, and escaping persecution. The voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, though, and many arrived in North America sick, starved, and destitute. Those who did make it, however, were greeted with greater opportunities and freedoms that they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make important contributions to the young nations in which they settled. Early immigration records have shown some of the first Wolpolles to arrive on North American shores: Thomas Walpole arrived in Philadelphia in 1802.
The Wolpolle 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.