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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 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • 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 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • John Walmsley, who 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, who 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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  1. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
  2. ^ 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)

Other References

  1. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
  2. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  3. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
  4. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
  5. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
  6. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  7. 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.
  8. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
  9. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
  10. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. 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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