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Wedmore Early Origins



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)

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Wedmore Spelling Variations


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Wedmore Spelling Variations



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

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Wedmore Early History


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Wedmore Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Wedmore research. Another 101 words (7 lines of text) covering the years 127 and 1276 are included under the topic Early Wedmore History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Wedmore Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Wedmore Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Wedmore 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



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

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Contemporary Notables of the name Wedmore (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Wedmore (post 1700)



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

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Wedmore Family Crest Products


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Wedmore Family Crest Products




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See Also


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Citations


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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)

Other References

  1. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
  2. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
  3. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
  4. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
  5. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
  6. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
  7. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
  8. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
  9. Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
  10. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
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The Wedmore Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Wedmore 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.

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