Wallman History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
The ancestors of the Wallman surname lived among the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture. The name comes from when they lived near a stone-built wall. Wallman is a local surname, which belongs to the category of hereditary surnames. Other types of local surnames include topographic surnames, which could be given to a person who lived beside any physical feature, such as a hill, stream, church or type of tree. Habitation names form the other broad category of surnames that were derived from place-names. They were derived from pre-existing names for towns, villages, parishes, or farmsteads. Other local names are derived from the names of houses, manors, estates, regions, and entire counties. The surname Wallman referred to a person who lived beside a large stone wall, which was used either for the purpose of fortification, or to keep back the encroachment of the sea. Members of the Wallman family were established in Gloucestershire prior to the Norman Conquest of England, in 1066. By the time of the Conquest, they were major landholders in that county.
Early Origins of the Wallman family
The surname Wallman was first found in Gloucestershire where they held a family seat from very ancient times and appeared as holders of lands in the Domesday Book compiled in 1086 by King William of England. The name was from the Anglo Saxon Wal, meaning a stranger. Wales is a parish, in the union of Worksop, S. division of the wapentake of Strafforth and Tickhill in the West Riding of Yorkshire. "This parish, in the Domesday Survey called Walise, belonged to Morcar, Earl of Northumberland, in the reign of Edward the Confessor." 
Early History of the Wallman family
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Wallman Spelling Variations
Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago, spelling variations of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, French and other languages became incorporated into English through the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Wallman include Wall, Walls, Wale, Walles and others.
Early Notables of the Wallman family (pre 1700)
Distinguished members of the family include Sir Thomas Wale (1303-1352), an English soldier and co-founder of the Knight of the Garter; William de Wall, the knight who accompanied Strongbow; Saint John Wall, O.F.M., (1620-1679), an English Catholic Franciscan friar, apprehended under suspicion of being a party to the Titus Oates plot, was executed and later honored...
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Migration of the Wallman family to Ireland
Some of the Wallman family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Wallman migration to the United States +
A great wave of immigration to the New World was the result of the enormous political and religious disarray that struck England at that time. Families left for the New World in extremely large numbers. The long journey was the end of many immigrants and many more arrived sick and starving. Still, those who made it were rewarded with an opportunity far greater than they had known at home in England. These emigrant families went on to make significant contributions to these emerging colonies in which they settled. Some of the first North American settlers carried this name or one of its variants:
Wallman Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
- David Wallman, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1766 
- Peter Wallman, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1774 
Wallman Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- John Henry Wallman, who arrived in Charleston, South Carolina in 1836 
- Joseph Wallman, aged 38, who landed in New York, NY in 1875 
- Josine Wallman, aged 7, who arrived in New York, NY in 1875 
- Marie Wallman, aged 35, who landed in New York, NY in 1875 
- Paul Wallman, aged 3, who arrived in New York, NY in 1875 
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Contemporary Notables of the name Wallman (post 1700) +
- Steven Wallman, Commissioner of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) from 1994 to 1997
- Henry Wallman (1915-1992), American mathematician
- Arvid Wallman (1901-1982), Gold Medal winning Swedish Olympic diver
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- ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
- ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)