Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. The name is derived from when the Wyltomb family lived in one of the places called Wilton in Cumberland, Herefordshire, Norfolk, Somerset, Wiltshire, 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 Wyltomb family
Essex where they held a family seat at Snaresbrook.
Early History of the Wyltomb family
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Wyltomb Spelling Variations
hundred years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, early Anglo-Saxon surnames like Wyltomb 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 Wyltomb include: Wilton, Wiltone, Willton, Willtone and others.
Early Notables of the Wyltomb family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Wyltomb 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 Wyltomb 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.
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