Of all the Anglo-Saxon
names to come from Britain, Wyltom is one of the most ancient. The name is a result of the original family having 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 Wyltom family
The surname Wyltom was first found in Essex
where they held a family seat
Early History of the Wyltom family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Wyltom 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 Wyltom History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Wyltom Spelling Variations
The first dictionaries that appeared in the last few hundred
years did much to standardize the English language. Before that time, spelling variations
in names were a common occurrence. The language was changing, incorporating pieces of other languages, and the spelling of names changed with it. Wyltom has been spelled many different ways, including Wilton, Wiltone, Willton, Willtone and others.
Early Notables of the Wyltom family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Wyltom family to the New World and Oceana
Thousands of English families in this era began to emigrate the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. Although the passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe, those who made the voyage safely were rewarded with opportunities unavailable to them in their homeland. Research into passenger and immigration lists has revealed some of the very first Wyltoms to arrive in North America: Francis Wilton who settled in Virginia in 1619; one year before the "Mayflower"; David and Nicholas Wilton settled in Salem Massachusetts in 1630.