Wainman History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Wainman family

The surname Wainman was first found in Oxfordshire where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. The Saxon influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. But Saxon surnames survived and the family name was first referenced in the year 1297 when John Waynman held a family seat.

Early History of the Wainman family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Wainman research. Another 155 words (11 lines of text) covering the years 1095, 1577, 1573, 1640, 1621, 1625, 1600, 1641, 1630, 1680, 1664, 1596, 1665, 1657, 1690, 1172, 1628, 1620, 1625 and 1577 are included under the topic Early Wainman History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Wainman Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Wenman, Whenman, Wainman, Waynman, Wayneman, Waynman, Wenmen and many more.

Early Notables of the Wainman family (pre 1700)

Distinguished members of the family include Sir Thomas Wenman (died 1577), of Thame Park, Oxfordshire; Sir Richard Wenman, 1st Viscount Wenman (1573-1640), an English soldier and politician who sat in the House of Commons between 1621 and 1625; Sir Francis Wenman (1600-1641)...
Another 42 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Wainman Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Ireland Migration of the Wainman family to Ireland

Some of the Wainman family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Another 96 words (7 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


Australia Wainman migration to Australia +

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Wainman Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • John Wainman, aged 29, a labourer, who arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Caroline" [1]


  1. ^ South Australian Register Thursday 26th April 1855. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Caroline 1855. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/caroline1855.shtml


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