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Wellham Early Origins



The surname Wellham was first found in Somerset where they held a family seat from ancient times and the Chief branch resided at Ilchester, but the senior branched removed to Poundsford Park in that shire.

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Wellham Spelling Variations


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Wellham Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Welman, Wellman and others.

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Wellham Early History


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Wellham Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Wellham research. Another 127 words (9 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Wellham History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Wellham Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Wellham Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Wellham 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 or some of its variants were: William Welman arrived in New Orleans in 1821; William Welman arrived in Philadelphia in 1874; Mr. & Mrs. Wellman arrived in New Orleans in 1822; John Wellman from Twillingate settled at Wellman's Bight, Newfoundland, in 1847.

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Contemporary Notables of the name Wellham (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Wellham (post 1700)



  • Lieutenant-Commander John Wellham (1919-2006), British Naval aviator, the last surviving pilot of the 1940 Taranto raid, awarded the Distinguished Service Cross for his actions
  • Dirk MacDonald Wellham (b. 1959), former Australian cricketer who played in 6 Tests and 17 ODIs from 1981 to 1987
  • Walter Arthur Wellham (b. 1932), former Australian first class cricketer for New South Wales cricket team in the 1959 season

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Motto


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Motto



The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Dei providentia juvat
Motto Translation: The providence of God is our help.


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    2. 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).
    3. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    4. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
    5. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    6. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    7. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
    8. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    9. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
    10. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
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    The Wellham Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Wellham 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 17 January 2017 at 11:57.

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