as Lords of the Manor. The Saxon influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. But Saxon surnames survived and the family name was first referenced in the year 1297 when John Waynman held a family seat.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Wenman research.Another 311 words (22 lines of text) covering the years 1095, 1577, 1573, 1640, 1621, 1625, 1600, 1641, 1630, 1680, 1664, 1596, 1665, 1657 and 1690 are included under the topic Early Wenman History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Distinguished members of the family include Sir Thomas Wenman (died 1577), of Thame Park, Oxfordshire; Sir Richard Wenman, 1st Viscount Wenman (1573-1640), an English soldier and politician who sat in the House of Commons between 1621 and 1625; Sir Francis Wenman (1600-1641)... Another 42 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Wenman Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.