The history of the name Whamond begins with the Anglo-Saxon
tribes of Britain. It is derived from the Old English personal name Wigmund,
meaning man of war.
Early Origins of the Whamond family
The surname Whamond was first found in Sussex
where they held a family seat
from very ancient times, before and after the Norman Conquest
Early History of the Whamond family
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Whamond Spelling Variations
The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries; therefore, spelling variations
are common among early Anglo-Saxon
names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Whamond has been recorded under many different variations, including Wyman, Wyeman and others.
Early Notables of the Whamond family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Whamond family to the New World and Oceana
For many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England
made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Whamond or a variant listed above: John and Francis Wyman who settled in Charlestown Massachusetts in 1630; Mr. Wyman settled in Boston Massachusetts in 1768; John Wyman settled in Boston Massachusetts in 1766.
Contemporary Notables of the name Whamond (post 1700)
- Dave Whamond, American Advertising Illustration Award winner for 2010