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Wamsley Early Origins



The surname Wamsley 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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Wamsley Spelling Variations


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Wamsley Spelling Variations



Until quite recently, the English language has lacked a definite system of spelling rules. Consequently, Anglo-Saxon surnames are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations. Changes in Anglo-Saxon names were influenced by the evolution of the English language, as it incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other languages. Although Medieval scribes and church officials recorded names as they sounded, so it is common to find one person referred to by several different spellings of his surname, even the most literate people varied the spelling of their own names. Variations of the name Wamsley 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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Wamsley Early History


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Wamsley Early History



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

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Wamsley Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Wamsley Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Wamsley 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



Searching for a better life, many English families migrated to British colonies. Unfortunately, the majority of them traveled under extremely harsh conditions: overcrowding on the ships caused the majority of the immigrants to arrive diseased, famished, and destitute from the long journey across the ocean. For those families that arrived safely, modest prosperity was attainable, and many went on to make invaluable contributions to the development of the cultures of the new colonies. Research into the origins of individual families in North America revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Wamsley or a variant listed above:

Wamsley Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • John Wamsley, who landed in Maryland in 1668
  • Thomas Wamsley, who arrived in New Jersey in 1682

Wamsley Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Alexander Wamsley, who arrived in New York in 1789

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Contemporary Notables of the name Wamsley (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Wamsley (post 1700)



  • Preston Maki Wamsley (b. 1986), American television actor
  • Gary Wamsley, American public administration specialist and professor emeritus at Virginia Tech's Center for Public Administration and Policy
  • Clair A. Wamsley, American Democrat politician, Postmaster at Phoenixville, Pennsylvania, 1933-44
  • Dr John Wamsley (b. 1938), Australian environmentalist, Prime Minister's Environmentalist of the Year for 2003
  • Richard James Wamsley (b. 1959), retired Canadian NHL professional ice hockey goaltender

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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. Crispin, M. Jackson and Leonce Mary. Falaise Roll Recording Prominent Companions of William Duke of Normandy at the Conquest of England. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  2. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
  3. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
  4. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
  5. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
  6. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
  7. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
  8. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. 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. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
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The Wamsley Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Wamsley 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.

This page was last modified on 2 March 2016 at 14:55.

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