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Wolverton Early Origins



The surname Wolverton was first found in Norfolk where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. After the Battle of Hastings in 1066, William, Duke of Normandy, having prevailed over King Harold, granted most of Britain to his many victorious Barons. It was not uncommon to find a Baron, or a Bishop, with 60 or more Lordships scattered throughout the country. These he gave to his sons, nephews and other junior lines of his family and they became known as under-tenants. They adopted the Norman system of surnames which identified the under-tenant with his holdings so as to distinguish him from the senior stem of the family. After many rebellious wars between his Barons, Duke William, commissioned a census of all England to determine in 1086, settling once and for all, who held which land. He called the census the Domesday Book, [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
indicating that those holders registered would hold the land until the end of time. Hence, conjecturally, the surname is descended from the tenant of the lands of Wolverton, held by Thorold from William de Warrene, a Norman Baron who was recorded in the Domesday Book census of 1086.

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Wolverton Spelling Variations


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Wolverton Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Wolverton, Wolverston, Wolverstan, Wolfton, Woolverton, Woolverston, Wolferston, Wolferstan, Wolverstone, Wolferstone, Wolferstan, Wolferston and many more.

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Wolverton Early History


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Wolverton Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Wolverton research. Another 230 words (16 lines of text) covering the year 1492 is included under the topic Early Wolverton History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Wolverton Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Wolverton Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Wolverton Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Wolverton Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • William Wolverton, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1851

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Contemporary Notables of the name Wolverton (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Wolverton (post 1700)



  • Sharnael Wolverton, American author, minister, and television host
  • Troy Wolverton (b. 1971), American journalist
  • Simon Peter Wolverton (1837-1910), American Democratic member of the U.S. House of Representatives
  • Monte Wolverton, American editorial cartoonist
  • Charles Edwin Wolverton (1851-1926), American state and federal judge
  • Terry Wolverton (b. 1954), American novelist, memoirist, poet, and editor
  • John Marshall Wolverton (1872-1944), U.S. Representative from West Virginia
  • Charles Anderson Wolverton (1880-1969), Republican Party politician
  • Harry Sterling Wolverton (1873-1937), American baseball third baseman
  • Dave Wolverton (b. 1957), American science fiction author
  • ... (Another 1 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Motto


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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: Qui sera sera
Motto Translation: Whatever will be, will be.


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)

Other References

  1. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
  2. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
  3. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
  4. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
  5. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
  6. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
  7. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
  8. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
  9. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
  10. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
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The Wolverton Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Wolverton Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

This page was last modified on 31 October 2016 at 18:14.

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