× Home
×

Family Crest and History Search
House of Names
FREE SHIPPING on orders of $85 or more
An excerpt from www.HouseOfNames.com archives copyright 2000 - 2017

Origins Available: English, German


Wannemacher Early Origins



The surname Wannemacher was first found in Essex where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. After the Battle of Hastings in 1066, William, Duke of Normandy, having prevailed over King Harold, granted most of Britain to his many victorious Barons. It was not uncommon to find a Baron, or a Bishop, with 60 or more Lordships scattered throughout the country. These he gave to his sons, nephews and other junior lines of his family and they became known as under-tenants. They adopted the Norman system of surnames which identified the under-tenant with his holdings so as to distinguish him from the senior stem of the family. After many rebellious wars between his Barons, Duke William, commissioned a census of all England to determine in 1086, settling once and for all, who held which land. He called the census the Domesday Book, [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
indicating that those holders registered would hold the land until the end of time. Hence, conjecturally, the surname is descended from the tenant of the lands of Tey (Great or Little Tey) held by Count Eustace, a Norman noble, who was recorded in the Domesday Book census of 1086.

Close

Wannemacher Spelling Variations


Expand

Wannemacher Spelling Variations



Multitudes of spelling variations are a hallmark of Anglo Norman names. Most of these names evolved in the 11th and 12th century, in the time after the Normans introduced their own Norman French language into a country where Old and Middle English had no spelling rules and the languages of the court were French and Latin. To make matters worse, medieval scribes spelled words according to sound, so names frequently appeared differently in the various documents in which they were recorded. The name was spelled Wannaker, Wannamaker, Wanker and others.

Close

Wannemacher Early History


Expand

Wannemacher Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Wannemacher research. Another 155 words (11 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Wannemacher History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Close

Wannemacher Early Notables (pre 1700)


Expand

Wannemacher Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Wannemacher Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Close

The Great Migration


Expand

The Great Migration



Because of this political and religious unrest within English society, many people decided to immigrate to the colonies. Families left for Ireland, North America, and Australia in enormous numbers, traveling at high cost in extremely inhospitable conditions. The New World in particular was a desirable destination, but the long voyage caused many to arrive sick and starving. Those who made it, though, were welcomed by opportunities far greater than they had known at home in England. Many of these families went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Wannemacher or a variant listed above:

Wannemacher Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Dieterich Wannemacher, a Palatine recorded in New York city in 1709
  • Dieterich Wannemacher, who landed in New York in 1709
  • Peter Wannemacher, who landed in New York in 1709
  • Jac Wannemacher, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1738
  • Conrad Wannemacher, whose Oath of Allegiance was recorded in Pennsylvania in 1738
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Wannemacher Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Elisab Wannemacher, aged 31, arrived in New York in 1854
  • Ant Wannemacher, aged 42, landed in New York in 1854
  • William Wannemacher, who arrived in Mississippi in 1860

Close

Wannemacher Family Crest Products


Expand

Wannemacher Family Crest Products




Close

See Also


Expand

See Also




Close

Citations


Expand

Citations



  1. ^ Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)

Other References

  1. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
  2. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  3. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
  4. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  5. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
  6. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
  7. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
  8. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
  9. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
  10. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  11. ...

The Wannemacher Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Wannemacher 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 7 February 2014 at 13:34.

Sign Up

  


FREE SHIPPING on orders of $85 or more
House of Names on Facebook
Follow Houseofnames on Twitter
Houseofnames on Pinterest