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  • Abigail Bedant (1698 - 1733)
    Source 1: Masland Genealogy===================1. Abigail WALLING was born 5 MAR 1697/98 in Salem, New Jersey. She was the daughter of 2. Thomas WALLING II and 3. Sarah ELWELL. She married John BEDANT._...
  • Alice Clementine Spivey (1851 - 1886)
    Alice Clementine “Clemmie” Walling Spivey BIRTH 8 Jan 1851 USA DEATH 19 May 1886 (aged 35) Texas, USA BURIAL Smith Bend-Coon Creek Cemetery Smiths Bend, Bosque County, Texas, USA MEMORIAL ID 6794364 ·...
  • Anna Dorothea Walling (1765 - d.)
  • Benjamin Walling (1711 - 1801)

About the Walling surname


The surname Walling is interesting in that it has multiple origins, of which it is unsure which is the true origin. The name comes from the Anglo-Norman personal/first name Walweyn, the Old German personal name Waldwin, or the Old English personal name Wealdwine, which translates to "power-friend".


The name was first seen in Pembrokeshire in southwest Wales and part of the Welsh kingdom of Deheubarth in ancient times. There, the family descends from Gualgnain or Gwalwynne, the son of King Arthur's sister. The surname traces its roots all the way back to a Geoffry Wawein in Normandy in 1198. The Domesday Book has the name Walduinus listed in Staffordshire and later in 1205, Welwin is found in Essex.

Spelling Variations

Welsh surnames such as the surname Walling did not come into use until the Middle Ages when scribes and clergy recorded surnames as they sounded when they were told to them. This often resulted in various spellings of one common name, resulting in the Walling surname's variants of Walwyn, Wallwyn, Wallin, Walwin, and more. In addition, when Welsh names were being translated into English there were further changes to the names because the Brythonic Celtic language which the Welsh spoke had many sounds that had no translation in the English language.

Family Motto

"Drwy rynwedd gward" - In this cause I would bleed.