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Early Origins of the Wedmore family


The surname Wedmore was first found in Somerset at Wedmore, a village and civil parish that dates back to the late 9th century where it was first listed as Wethmore. The Peace of Wedmore or the Treaty of Wedmore is a term referred to the monk Asser's "Life of Alfred," where he detailed how in 878 the Viking leader Guthrum was baptized and accepted Alfred as his adoptive father. While the document has since been lost, reference to it appears in The Treaty of Alfred and Guthrum. In 1853 a hoard of 200 silver coins dating from the Saxon period was found in the churchyard. By the Domesday Book of 1086, the place name had changed to the current spelling of Wedmore and was one of the holdings of the Bishop of Wells with 18 cottages, woodlands, pasture and two fisheries. [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
The place name literally means "marsh used for hunting" from the Old English words "waethe" + "mor." [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)

Early History of the Wedmore family


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Wedmore Spelling Variations


Spelling variations of this family name include: Wedmore, Widmore, Wedmor and others.

Early Notables of the Wedmore family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Wedmore family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Wedmore Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Saint J. Wedmore, aged 25, who arrived in America, in 1895

Wedmore Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Daniel Wedmore, aged 52, who arrived in America from Hamilton, Bermuda, in 1909
  • Albert Wedmore, aged 18, who arrived in America, in 1918
  • Ralph Wedmore, aged 47, who arrived in America from London, England, in 1921

Contemporary Notables of the name Wedmore (post 1700)


  • Frederick Wedmore (1844-1921), English art critic and man of letters

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Citations


  1. ^ Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
  2. ^ Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)

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