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Walmsley Early Origins



The surname Walmsley was first found in Lancashire at Bickersf atte and Houghton. " In after times the township [of Wilpshire in Lancashire] became a possession of the Walmesleys, of whom Sir Thomas Walmesley died seised of the estate in the reign of Charles I." [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.

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Walmsley Spelling Variations


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Walmsley Spelling Variations



One relatively recent invention that did much to standardize English spelling was the printing press. However, before its invention even the most literate people recorded their names according to sound rather than spelling. The spelling variations under which the name Walmsley has appeared include Walmsley, Warmsley, Walmsly, Walmesley, Wormsley, Walmsleigh, Warmsleigh, Walmsleigh, Walmesleigh, Wormsleigh, Wolmsley, Wolmsleigh, Walmslee, Walmsley, Walmslea, Warmslea, Warmslee, Walmslie, Warmslie, Walmslie, Walmeslea, Walmeslee, Walmeslie, Wormslee, Wormslie, Wormslea, Wormeslie and many more.

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Walmsley Early History


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Walmsley Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Walmsley research. Another 407 words (29 lines of text) covering the years 1193 and 1690 are included under the topic Early Walmsley History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Walmsley Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Walmsley Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Walmsley 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



At this time, the shores of the New World beckoned many English families that felt that the social climate in England was oppressive and lacked opportunity for change. Thousands left England at great expense in ships that were overcrowded and full of disease. A great portion of these settlers never survived the journey and even a greater number arrived sick, starving, and without a penny. The survivors, however, were often greeted with greater opportunity than they could have experienced back home. These English settlers made significant contributions to those colonies that would eventually become the United States and Canada. An examination of early immigration records and passenger ship lists revealed that people bearing the name Walmsley arrived in North America very early:

Walmsley Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • John Walmsley, who landed in Virginia in 1622
  • John Walmsley who settled in Virginia in 1623
  • Thomas Walmsley, his wife, two sons and four grandchildren arrived in Delaware in 1682
  • Thomas Walmsley, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1682
  • John Walmsley settled in Virginia in 1690

Walmsley Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Clara Walmsley, aged 9, who settled in America, in 1893

Walmsley Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Arthur Walmsley, aged 29, who emigrated to the United States from Liverpool, England, in 1907
  • Bessie Walmsley, aged 62, who emigrated to the United States from Barrow-in-Furness, England, in 1907
  • Charles Walmsley, aged 28, who landed in America from Paisley, Scotland, in 1907
  • A. T. Walmsley, aged 23, who landed in America, in 1908
  • Alice Walmsley, aged 40, who settled in America from Croydon, England, in 1911
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Walmsley Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • G. Walmsley arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Wild Duck" in 1864

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Contemporary Notables of the name Walmsley (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Walmsley (post 1700)



  • John S. Walmsley Jr. (1920-1951), American Air Force pilot, posthumous recipient of the Medal of Honor
  • Thomas Semmes Walmsley (1889-1942), American politician, Mayor of New Orleans 1929 to 1936
  • Walter Newbold Walmsley Jr. (1904-1973), American politician, U.S. Ambassador to Tunisia, 1959-62
  • T. Semmes Walmsley (1889-1942), American politician, Mayor of New Orleans, Louisiana, 1929-30, 1930-36
  • Robert Walmsley, American Republican politician, Member of New York State Assembly from Rockland County, 1943-60
  • John William Walmsley (1903-1970), English professional association footballer
  • Jon Walmsley (b. 1956), English actor
  • Dan Walmsley, Australian comedian, writer, musician and improvisor
  • William Walmsley (b. 1892), co-founder of the Swallow Sidecar Company which later became the Jaguar car company
  • Kerry Peter Walmsley (b. 1973), New Zealand cricketer
  • ... (Another 3 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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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. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
  2. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin . Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
  3. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
  4. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  5. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
  6. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
  7. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
  8. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
  9. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
  10. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
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The Walmsley Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Walmsley 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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