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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.

Wallman Early Origins



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." [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.

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Wallman Spelling Variations


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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.

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Wallman Early History


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Wallman Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Wallman research. Another 267 words (19 lines of text) covering the years 1172, 1210, 1620, 1679, 1647, 1728, 1588, 1666, 1760, 1789 and are included under the topic Early Wallman History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Wallman Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Wallman Early Notables (pre 1700)



Distinguished members of the family include 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 as a martyr; William Wall (1647-1728), a...

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

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Wallman In Ireland


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Wallman In Ireland



Some of the Wallman family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 147 words (10 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included 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



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, landed in New York, NY in 1875
  • Josine Wallman, aged 7, arrived in New York, NY in 1875
  • Marie Wallman, aged 35, landed in New York, NY in 1875
  • Paul Wallman, aged 3, arrived in New York, NY in 1875
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Wallman (post 1700)


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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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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.

Other References

  1. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
  2. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
  3. Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
  4. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
  5. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
  6. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
  7. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
  8. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
  9. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
  10. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
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The Wallman Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Wallman 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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