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Where did the English Wiman family come from? What is the English Wiman family crest and coat of arms? When did the Wiman family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Wiman family history?The origins of the name Wiman are with the Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. The name is derived from the Old English personal name Wigmund, meaning man of war.
The first dictionaries that appeared in the last few hundred years did much to standardize the English language. Before that time, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. The language was changing, incorporating pieces of other languages, and the spelling of names changed with it. Wiman has been spelled many different ways, including Wyman, Wyeman and others.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Wiman research. Another 313 words(22 lines of text) covering the year 1520 is included under the topic Early Wiman History in all our PDF Extended History products.
More information is included under the topic Early Wiman Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Thousands of English families in this era began to emigrate the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. Although the passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe, those who made the voyage safely were rewarded with opportunities unavailable to them in their homeland. Research into passenger and immigration lists has revealed some of the very first Wimans to arrive in North America: John and Francis Wyman who settled in Charlestown Massachusetts in 1630; Mr. Wyman settled in Boston Massachusetts in 1768; John Wyman settled in Boston Massachusetts in 1766.
The Wiman Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Wiman Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.
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