Waymire History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The generations and branches of the Waymire family share a name that has its roots in the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture of Britain. The name Waymire comes from the Anglo-Saxon personal name Wigmund, meaning man of war. [1]

Early Origins of the Waymire family

The surname Waymire was first found in Sussex but "Wymond and Wymund occurred as surnames in Oxfordshire, Bucks, Gloucestershire, and Norfolk during the 13th century." [2]

Early History of the Waymire family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Waymire research. Another 274 words (20 lines of text) covering the years 152 and 1520 are included under the topic Early Waymire History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Waymire Spelling Variations

Until quite recently, the English language has lacked a definite system of spelling rules. Consequently, Anglo-Saxon surnames are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations. Changes in Anglo-Saxon names were influenced by the evolution of the English language, as it incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other languages. Although Medieval scribes and church officials recorded names as they sounded, so it is common to find one person referred to by several different spellings of his surname, even the most literate people varied the spelling of their own names. Variations of the name Waymire include Wyman, Wyeman and others.

Early Notables of the Waymire family (pre 1700)

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United States Waymire migration to the United States +

Searching for a better life, many English families migrated to British colonies. Unfortunately, the majority of them traveled under extremely harsh conditions: overcrowding on the ships caused the majority of the immigrants to arrive diseased, famished, and destitute from the long journey across the ocean. For those families that arrived safely, modest prosperity was attainable, and many went on to make invaluable contributions to the development of the cultures of the new colonies. Research into the origins of individual families in North America revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Waymire or a variant listed above:

Waymire Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • J Rudolf Waymire, who landed in North Carolina in 1753 [3]

Contemporary Notables of the name Waymire (post 1700) +

  • Edward C. Waymire, American mathematician, and professor of mathematics at Oregon State University, recipient of the 2014 Carver Medal from the Institute of Mathematical Statistics
  • Kellie Suzanne Waymire (1967-2003), American stage, television, and film actress from Columbus, Ohio
  • Frederick "Fred" Waymire (b. 1807), American Democrat politician, Mechanic; Delegate to Oregon State Constitutional Convention from Polk County, 1857 [4]
  • Rebecca Waymire, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Indiana, 1972 [4]


  1. ^ Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.
  2. ^ Guppy, Henry Brougham, Homes of Family Names in Great Britain. 1890. Print.
  3. ^ 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)
  4. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 8) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


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