Francis Wolterton

Male26 August 1712–

Brief Life History of Francis

Francis Wolterton was christened on 26 August 1712, in Spixworth, Norfolk, England, United Kingdom as the son of James Woolltorton and Frances.

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James Woolltorton
Francis Wolterton
Charles Wolterton
Sarah Wolterton

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  • Legacy NFS Source: Francis Wolterton - christening: 26 August 1711; Spixworth, Norfolkshire, England, United Kingdom

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1801 · The Act of Union

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Name Meaning

habitational name from Wolferton in Norfolk. The placename derives from the Old English personal name Wulfhere + Old English tūn ‘farmstead, estate’. Reaney has suggested that the surname could also derive from any of the places called Wollerton, Wolverton, and Woolverton (see 2 below), yet there is very little evidence of this surname outside of East Anglia from the 15th century onward. It therefore appears that the Norfolk place is the most likely origin of present-day surname.

perhaps sometimes a habitational name from Wollerton (Shropshire), Wolverton (Buckinghamshire, Hampshire, Warwickshire, Worcestershire), and Woolverton (Somerset). The Shropshire placename derives from the Old English personal name Wulfrūn + Old English tūn ‘farmstead, estate’. The Buckinghamshire, Hampshire, Worcestershire, and Somerset placenames derive from the Old English personal name Wulfhere + Old English connective -ing- + tūn. The Warwickshire placename derives from the Old English personal name Wulfweard + Old English connective -ing- + tūn.


Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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