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Recorded in many forms including Wilderspoon, Witherspoon, Witherspon, Widderspoon, Wildespin, and Wotherspoon, this is an English surname. It has been recorded in the north of England since at least the time of King Edward 1st (1272 - 1307, when it appears in the Hundred Rolls of trhe county of Nottinghamshire in the first year of his reign. This recording shows that Adam Wytherpyn held lands in that county, whilst in the same year Adam Wyerpin is also recorded a hundred miles away, a long distance in those times, in the county of Norfolk.

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