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
Sussex where they held a family seat from very ancient times, before and after the Norman Conquest of 1066.
Early History of the Whamond family
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Whamond Spelling Variations
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)
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