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Type Surname (from location)
Usage English

Meaning & History

Weldon is one of the many names that the Normans brought with them when they conquered England in 1066. The Weldon family lived in Northamptonshire, at Weldon.

Early Origins of the Weldon family
The surname Weldon was first found in Northamptonshire where they held a family seat as Lords of the manor of Weldon, and are conjecturally descended from Robert de Bucy, a Norman Baron who acquired Weldon, an ancient Roman villa, from Olaf, from King William for his assistance at the Battle of Hastings in 1066.

"The Tower, the manorial seat of the ancient family of Welton in Northumberland, is fast going to decay; there are still remaining in tolerable preservation, two handsome rooms with Oriel windows. The Hall, an ancient mansion which, according to an inscription on the walls, was repaired in 1614, is still occupied."

Welton is also a village and civil parish in the East Riding of Yorkshire which literally means "farmstead by a spring or stream.
Added 8/21/2021 by Dododo