The history of the Waymer name began with the ancient Anglo-Saxon
tribes of Britain. The name is derived from the Old English personal name Wigmund,
meaning man of war.
Early Origins of the Waymer family
The surname Waymer was first found in Sussex
where they held a family seat
from very ancient times, before and after the Norman Conquest
Early History of the Waymer family
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Waymer Spelling Variations
Sound was what guided spelling in the essentially pre-literate Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Also, before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Therefore, spelling variations
were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Waymer family name include Wyman, Wyeman and others.
Early Notables of the Waymer family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Waymer family to the New World and Oceana
For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland
, the Canadas, the America colonies, and many of smaller tropical colonies in the hope of finding better lives abroad. Although the passage on the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving, those families that survived the trip often went on to make valuable contributions to those new societies to which they arrived. Early immigrants bearing the Waymer surname or a spelling variation of the name include : John and Francis Wyman who settled in Charlestown Massachusetts in 1630; Mr. Wyman settled in Boston Massachusetts in 1768; John Wyman settled in Boston Massachusetts in 1766.
Contemporary Notables of the name Waymer (post 1700)
- F. E. Waymer, American politician, Mayor of Palatka, Florida, 1926 CITATION[CLOSE]
The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 8) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html