Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. The name is derived from when the Wyltum family once 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 Wyltum family
Essex where they held a family seat at Snaresbrook.
Early History of the Wyltum family
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Wyltum Spelling Variations
spelling variations were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Wyltum family name include Wilton, Wiltone, Willton, Willtone and others.
Early Notables of the Wyltum family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Wyltum family to the New World and Oceana
For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland, Canada, the America colonies, and many of smaller tropical colonies in the hope of finding better lives abroad. Although the passage on the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving, those families that survived the trip often went on to make valuable contributions to those new societies to which they arrived. Early immigrants bearing the Wyltum surname or a spelling variation of the name include: 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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