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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 Old English personal name Wigmund, meaning man of war.

Waymire Early Origins



The surname Waymire 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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Waymire Spelling Variations


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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.

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Waymire Early History


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Waymire Early History



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

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Waymire Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Waymire Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Waymire 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



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

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Contemporary Notables of the name Waymire (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Waymire (post 1700)



  • Rebecca Waymire, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Indiana, 1972
  • Fred Waymire (b. 1807), American Democrat politician, Mechanic; Delegate to Oregon State Constitutional Convention from Polk County, 1857

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    2. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
    3. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    4. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. 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. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    7. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
    8. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    9. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
    10. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
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    The Waymire Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Waymire 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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