Welling


Welling
Recorded in a wide range of spellings including Welling, Walling, and Waylen, this is an English surname. It is locational and is believed to derive from the village name of "Welling", a hamlet situated between the parishes of Bexley and East Wickham in Kent. According to Ekwalls 'Dictionary of English place names', the translation is the "place of the Woelingas". If so this was an Olde English pre 7th century tribal name from "weoh" meaning a (pagan) temple, and "-ing", the people of. The surname is first recorded in the late 13th Century as Wellynge, whilst the spelling as Welling appears three centuries later, when Richard Welling of Lancashire is recorded in the Oxford University Register for 1578, and Elizabeth, the wife of Nathaniell Wellen, was buried in St. Dionis Backchurch, city of London, whilst William Waylen and his wife Margeret were recorded at St Sepulchre church, also city of London, on February 27th 1785. The first recorded spelling of the family name is believed to be that of William de Wellynge. This was dated 1273, in the famous "Hundred Rolls" of the county of Norfolk. Surnames became necessary when governments introduced personal taxation. In England this was sometimes known as known as Poll Tax. Throughout the centuries, surnames in every country have continued to "develop", often leading to astonishing variants of the original spelling.

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  • Welling — Welling, OK U.S. Census Designated Place in Oklahoma Population (2000): 669 Housing Units (2000): 306 Land area (2000): 29.566779 sq. miles (76.577604 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km) Total area (2000): 29.566779 sq …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • Welling, OK — U.S. Census Designated Place in Oklahoma Population (2000): 669 Housing Units (2000): 306 Land area (2000): 29.566779 sq. miles (76.577604 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km) Total area (2000): 29.566779 sq. miles… …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • Welling — Welling, Georg von W., geb. 1652 in der Grafschaft Weißenhorn; war baden durlachischer Oberbau u. Bergdirecter u. Präsident des reformirten Consistoriums, quittirte 1723 u. begab sich nach Bockenheim bei Frankfurt a. M., wo er 1727 starb; er schr …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Welling — infobox UK place country = England map type = Greater London region= London population= official name= Welling latitude= 51.4594 longitude= 0.1097 london borough= Bexley constituency westminster= Old Bexley Sidcup post town= WELLING postcode area …   Wikipedia

  • Welling — Wappen Deutschlandkarte …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Welling — Cette page d’homonymie répertorie les différents sujets et articles partageant un même nom. Le nom Welling peut désigner : Tom Welling un district de Bexley (district londonien) la ville allemande de Welling en Rhénanie Palatinat Catégorie  …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Welling — 1 Original name in latin Welling Name in other language State code DE Continent/City Europe/Berlin longitude 50.33333 latitude 7.31667 altitude 226 Population 904 Date 2011 04 25 2 Original name in latin Welling Name in other language Welling… …   Cities with a population over 1000 database

  • Welling — Well Well, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Welled}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Welling}.] [OE. wellen, AS. wyllan, wellan, fr. weallan; akin to OFries. walla, OS. & OHG. wallan, G. wallen, Icel. vella, G. welle, wave, OHG. wella, walm, AS. wylm; cf. L. volvere to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Welling — 1. Patronymische Bildung auf ing zu einer Kurzform von Wellem. 2. Herkunftsname zu den Ortsnamen Welling (Rheinland Pfalz, Bayern), Wellingen (Niedersachsen, Baden Württemberg, Saarland) …   Wörterbuch der deutschen familiennamen

  • welling —  (of whey) ; is heating it scalding hot, to take off the curds. S. WELLING, or WALLING, is old English for boiling …   A glossary of provincial and local words used in England


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