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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.

Waymer Early Origins



The surname Waymer 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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Waymer Spelling Variations


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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.

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Waymer Early History


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Waymer Early History



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

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Waymer Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Waymer Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Waymer 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



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.

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Contemporary Notables of the name Waymer (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Waymer (post 1700)



  • F. E. Waymer, American politician, Mayor of Palatka, Florida, 1926

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Waymer Family Crest Products


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Waymer Family Crest Products




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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
    2. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin . Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
    3. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    4. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
    5. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
    6. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
    7. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    8. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    9. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    10. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
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    The Waymer Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Waymer 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 8 October 2015 at 15:37.

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