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Wakeman Early Origins



The surname Wakeman was first found in Devon where they were mentioned as men of great influence in the Church and public affairs. Traditionally, the Wakeman, in the ancient Saxon village before the Norman Conquest in 1066, was a man who sounded the horn during the evening to mark the time when criminal offences took on a greater penalty. The Wakeman of Ripon, Yorkshire has blown his horn faithfully every day at 9:00pm at the four corners of the obelisk in Ripon Market since 886. This "Setting the Watch" tradition is further shown by having the horn on the Arms of Ripon and again appearing on the Harrogate borough coat of arms.

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Wakeman Spelling Variations


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Wakeman Spelling Variations



Sound was what guided spelling in the essentially pre-literate Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Also, before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Therefore, spelling variations were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Wakeman family name include Wakeman, Wakman, Wakeham, Waikham and others.

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Wakeman Early History


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Wakeman Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Wakeman research. Another 141 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1549 and 1688 are included under the topic Early Wakeman History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Wakeman Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Wakeman Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 48 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Wakeman Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland, Canada, the America colonies, and many of smaller tropical colonies in the hope of finding better lives abroad. Although the passage on the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving, those families that survived the trip often went on to make valuable contributions to those new societies to which they arrived. Early immigrants bearing the Wakeman surname or a spelling variation of the name include:

Wakeman Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Samuel and Elizabeth Wakeman settled in Nantasket, Massachusetts in 1631
  • Samuel Wakeman, who landed in Cambridge, Massachusetts in 1632
  • John Wakeman settled in New Haven Conn. in 1635
  • John Wakeman, who arrived in New Haven, Conn in 1656
  • Mary Wakeman, who arrived in Virginia in 1663

Wakeman Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • A C Wakeman, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1851
  • Theo A Wakeman, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1855
  • Cephas Wakeman, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1876

Wakeman Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Elihu Wakeman, who arrived in Canada in 1833
  • Ellen Wakeman, who landed in Esquimalt, British Columbia in 1862
  • Louisa Wakeman, who landed in Esquimalt, British Columbia in 1862
  • Matilda Wakeman, who landed in Esquimalt, British Columbia in 1862
  • Plowden Wakeman, who arrived in Esquimalt, British Columbia in 1862
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Wakeman Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • William Wakeman, English convict from London, who was transported aboard the "Ann" on August 1809, settling in New South Wales, Australia [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Ann voyage to New South Wales, Australia in 1809 with 200 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/ann/1809

Wakeman Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Samuel Wakeman arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Surat" in 1864

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Contemporary Notables of the name Wakeman (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Wakeman (post 1700)



  • Abram Wakeman (1824-1889), American politician, U.S. Representative from New York
  • Sarah Rosetta Wakeman (1843-1864), American woman who disguised themselves as men to fight for the Union in the U.S. Civil War
  • Nathan Wakeman, American politician, Member of New York State Assembly from Seneca County, 1838
  • Lewis P. Wakeman, American politician, First Selectman of Westport, Connecticut, 1897-99, 1909-11
  • Jesup Wakeman, American politician, Member of Connecticut State House of Representatives from Fairfield, 1820, 1823
  • Jesse Wakeman, American politician, Member of Connecticut State House of Representatives from Weston, 1833-35
  • F. B. Wakeman, American Democrat politician, Candidate for Connecticut State House of Representatives from Fairfield, 1918
  • Eli Wakeman, American Republican politician, Member of Connecticut State House of Representatives from Weston; Elected 1918
  • Austin Wakeman, American politician, First Selectman of Westport, Connecticut, 1920-22
  • Abram Wakeman (1824-1889), American politician, Member of New York State Assembly from New York County 4th District, 1850-51; U.S. Representative from New York 8th District, 1855-57
  • ... (Another 13 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations


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  1. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Ann voyage to New South Wales, Australia in 1809 with 200 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/ann/1809

Other References

  1. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
  2. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
  3. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
  4. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
  5. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
  6. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
  7. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
  8. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  9. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
  10. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
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The Wakeman Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Wakeman 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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