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Woltoom History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



The lineage of the name Woltoom begins with the Anglo-Saxon tribes in Britain. It is a result of when they lived in one of the many places called Walton found throughout England. The surname Woltoom belongs to the large category of Anglo-Saxon habitation names, which are derived from pre-existing names for towns, villages, parishes, or farmsteads.


Early Origins of the Woltoom family


The surname Woltoom was first found in Somerset at Walton-In-Gordano, a parish, in the union of Bedminster, hundred of Portbury. "This manor was owned by Ralph de Mortimer, kinsman of William the Conqueror; some of his family were earls of March, and under them the manor was held for several generations by Richard de Walton and his descendants." [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.

However, some of the family also held estates at Walton-On-The-Hill in Lancashire from early times. "In the time of Edward the Confessor, Winestan, a Saxon, held Waletone; and soon after the Conquest a family named Waleton or Walton is mentioned as having possessions here. By a charter of the 2nd of John, the king granted all his land in Waleton to Richard de Mida, son of Gilbert de Waleton; and the same family is named in connexion with various legal acts in subsequent reigns. In the 15th century, Roger Walton died without male issue, and his two daughters carried their inheritance to their husbands." [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.


Early History of the Woltoom family


This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Woltoom research.
Another 71 words (5 lines of text) covering the years 1624, 1351, 1600, 1661, 1593 and 1683 are included under the topic Early Woltoom History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Woltoom Spelling Variations


Only recently has spelling become standardized in the English language. As the English language evolved in the Middle Ages, the spelling of names changed also. The name Woltoom has undergone many spelling variations, including Walton, Waltone and others.

Early Notables of the Woltoom family (pre 1700)


Notables of this surname at this time include: Sir Thomas Walton, British Knight who bravely fought at the Combat of the Thirty on March 26th, 1351; Brian Walton (1600-1661), English cleric and...
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Migration of the Woltoom family to Ireland


Some of the Woltoom family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Woltoom family to the New World and Oceana


To escape the unstable social climate in England of this time, many families boarded ships for the New World with the hope of finding land, opportunity, and greater religious and political freedom. Although the voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, those families that arrived often found greater opportunities and freedoms than they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Woltoom were among those contributors: Daniel Walton who settled in Virginia in 1635; John Walton settled in Virginia in 1623; Thomas Walton settled in Halifax, Nova Scotia in 1775; William Walton settled in Barbados in 1678.

The Woltoom 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: Murus aeneus virtus
Motto Translation: Virtue is a wall of brass.


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  1. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.


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