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Wannamaker Early Origins



The surname Wannamaker was first found in Belgium, where the name became noted for its many branches in the region, each house acquiring a status and influence which was envied by the princes of the region. The name was first recorded in West Flanders, a province in Belgium, originally Bruges. Within this province the notable towns are Bruges, the capital city, Ostend, Courtrai, Furnes, Thielt, Ypres and Roulers. In their later history the surname became a power unto themselves and were elevated to the ranks of nobility as they grew into a most influential family.

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Wannamaker Spelling Variations


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Wannamaker Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Wanner, Waner, Wanler, Wenner, Wanen, Wanern, Wönner, Weiner, Wienner, Wonnen, Winner, Weynner, Wuynner, Weynen, Wansen, Wenser, Wannamaker and many more.

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Wannamaker Early History


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Wannamaker Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Wannamaker research. Another 220 words (16 lines of text) covering the year 1596 is included under the topic Early Wannamaker History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Wannamaker Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Wannamaker Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Wannamaker 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



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Wannamaker Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Jacob Wannamaker, age 24. who arrived at the port of Philadelphi in 1738
  • Jacob Wannamaker, aged 24, arrived in Pennsylvania in 1738

Wannamaker Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Mrs. Elizabeth Wannamaker U.E. born in New York, USA who settled in Maugerville, Sunbury County, New Brunswick c. 1784 she relocated from her husbands land grant, remarried at a later date to Sgt. John Post [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X

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Contemporary Notables of the name Wannamaker (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Wannamaker (post 1700)



  • William Whetstone III Wannamaker, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from South Carolina, 1960, 1972
  • William Whetstone Wannamaker Jr. (b. 1900), American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from South Carolina, 1956, 1960; Member of Republican National Committee from South Carolina, 1956-66
  • Julius Wannamaker, American Republican politician, Postmaster at Anderson, South Carolina, 1930-32 (acting, 1930-32)
  • J. B. Wannamaker, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from South Carolina, 1940

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Wannamaker Family Crest Products


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See Also


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Citations



  1. ^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X

Other References

  1. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
  2. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
  3. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
  4. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
  5. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  6. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. 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. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
  9. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
  10. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
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The Wannamaker Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Wannamaker 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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