In ancient Anglo-Saxon England
, the ancestors of the Wylltum surname lived in one of the places called Wilton in Cumberland
, or the East and North Ridings of Yorkshire
. Wilton, Wiltshire
was originally called Ellandune. It was the scene of a battle between Egbert, king of the West Saxons
, and Beorwolf, the Mercian king.
Early Origins of the Wylltum family
The surname Wylltum was first found in Essex
where they held a family seat
Early History of the Wylltum family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Wylltum research.Another 331 words (24 lines of text) covering the years 1150, 1211, 1296, 1454, 1239, 1373 and 1376 are included under the topic Early Wylltum History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Wylltum Spelling Variations
It is only in the last few hundred
years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, early Anglo-Saxon
surnames like Wylltum are characterized by many spelling variations
. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages, even literate people changed the spelling of their names. The variations of the name Wylltum include: Wilton, Wiltone, Willton, Willtone and others.
Early Notables of the Wylltum family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Wylltum family to the New World and Oceana
Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North America. Although the trip itself offered no relief - conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and many travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute - these immigrants believed the opportunities that awaited them were worth the risks. Once in the colonies, many of the families did indeed prosper and, in turn, made significant contributions to the culture and economies of the growing colonies. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Wylltum or a variant listed above: Francis Wilton who settled in Virginia in 1619; one year before the "Mayflower"; David and Nicholas Wilton settled in Salem Massachusetts in 1630.