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Wayment History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



The name Wayment 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.

Early Origins of the Wayment family


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

Early History of the Wayment family


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Wayment 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 Wayment include Wyman, Wyeman and others.

Early Notables of the Wayment family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Wayment family to the New World and Oceana


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:

Wayment Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Castina Wayment, aged 18, who landed in New York in 1868 [1]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)
  • Samuel Wayment, aged 22, who arrived in New York in 1868 [1]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)

Contemporary Notables of the name Wayment (post 1700)


  • Reg Wayment, American Screen Actors Guild Award winning actor, best known for his stunt work in The Dark Knight Rises (2012), Batman Begins (2005) and Thor: The Dark World (2013)
  • Mac Wayment, American pediatrician at the UC Davis Children’s Hospital

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Citations


  1. ^ 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)

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