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The name Wayman has a rich and ancient history. It is an Anglo-Saxon name that was originally derived from the Old English personal name Wigmund, meaning man of war.

Wayman Early Origins



The surname Wayman was first found in Sussex where they held a family seat from very ancient times, before and after the Norman Conquest of 1066.

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Wayman Spelling Variations


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Wayman Spelling Variations



Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago, spelling variations of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, French and other languages became incorporated into English through the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Wayman include Wyman, Wyeman and others.

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Wayman Early History


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Wayman Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Wayman research. Another 313 words (22 lines of text) covering the year 1520 is included under the topic Early Wayman History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Wayman Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Wayman Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Wayman 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



A great wave of immigration to the New World was the result of the enormous political and religious disarray that struck England at that time. Families left for the New World in extremely large numbers. The long journey was the end of many immigrants and many more arrived sick and starving. Still, those who made it were rewarded with an opportunity far greater than they had known at home in England. These emigrant families went on to make significant contributions to these emerging colonies in which they settled. Some of the first North American settlers carried this name or one of its variants:

Wayman Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Leonard Wayman, who arrived in Maryland in 1675
  • Miles Wayman, who arrived in Maryland in 1676

Wayman Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Mary Wayman, who landed in Virginia in 1717
  • Han Yarach Wayman, aged 30, arrived in Pennsylvania in 1742

Wayman Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • F D Wayman, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1851
  • R Wayman, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1851

Wayman Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • James Wayman, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1750

Wayman Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Richard Wayman, aged 22, arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Warren Hastings"

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Contemporary Notables of the name Wayman (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Wayman (post 1700)



  • Kenneth Wayman, American Republican politician, Candidate in primary for U.S. Senator from Maryland, 1998
  • Edward D. Wayman, American politician, Mayor of Richmond, Kentucky, 1958-60
  • Robert P. Wayman, American businessman, Chief Executive Officer of Hewlett-Packard in 2005
  • Alex Wayman (1921-2004), American Tibetologist, and Indologist, and worked as a professor of Sanskrit at Columbia
  • Thomas Wayman (1833-1901), English politician, Member of Parliament for Elland (1885-1899), Mayor of Halifax (1872-1874)
  • Frank Wayman (1931-2008), English footballer who played from 1953 to 1957 who died after being struck by a motorcycle while he crossed a road
  • Charles "Charlie" Wayman (1922-2006), English footballer who played from 1946 to 1958, older brother of Frank Wayman
  • Lord Nicholas Wayman - Harris, British film editor based in Santa Monica, California
  • Thomas Ethan Wayman (b. 1945), Canadian poet and academic

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
    2. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
    3. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    4. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    5. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
    6. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
    7. Shirley, Evelyn Philip. Noble and Gentle Men of England Or Notes Touching The Arms and Descendants of the Ancient Knightley and Gentle Houses of England Arranged in their Respective Counties 3rd Edition. Westminster: John Bowyer Nichols and Sons, 1866. Print.
    8. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
    9. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    10. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
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    The Wayman Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Wayman 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 1 January 2016 at 23:17.

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