Origin of the Name Weldon
family history was found in the allfamilycrests.com archives.
Over the centuries Surnames developed a wide number of variants. Different spellings of the same name can be traced back to an original root. Additionally when a bearer of a name emigrated it was not uncommon that their original name would be incorrectly transcribed in the record books at their new location. Surnames were also often altered over the years based on how they sounded phonetically and depending on the prevailing political conditions it may have been advantageous to change a name from one language to another.
Variants of the name Weldon
include Weldone, Veldon, Meldon, Muldoon and Belton. Weldon is a locational name meaning 'of Weldon', from two parishes in the diocese of Peterborough, County Northantshire. This name is of Anglo-Saxon descent spreading to the Celtic countries of Ireland, Scotland and Wales in early times and is found in many mediaeval manuscripts throughout the above islands. The name Weldon can also be of Irish origin, being an anglicized form of the Gaelic de Bhealatun sept that settled near Dublin from the fourteenth century. This Gaelic name was also changed to Veldon and Belton as well as Weldon. The County Fermanagh O'Maolduin sept similarly changed their name to Weldon, as well as to Meldon and Muldoon.
The Weldon coat of arms came into existence centuries ago. The process of creating coats of arms (also often called family crests) began in the eleventh century although a form of Proto-Heraldry may have existed in some countries prior to this. The new art of Heraldry made it possible for families and even individual family members to have their very own coat of arms, including all Weldon descendants.