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Wharmby Early Origins



The surname Wharmby was first found in Yorkshire where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor in the West Riding at Quarmby. After the Battle of Hastings in 1066, William, Duke of Normandy, having prevailed over King Harold, granted most of Britain to his many victorious Barons. It was not uncommon to find a Baron, or a Bishop, with 60 or more Lordships scattered throughout the country. These he gave to his sons, nephews and other junior lines of his family and they became known as under-tenants. They adopted the Norman system of surnames which identified the under-tenant with his holdings so as to distinguish him from the senior stem of the family. After many rebellious wars between his Barons, Duke William, commissioned a census of all England to determine in 1086, settling once and for all, who held which land. He called the census the Domesday Book, [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)
indicating that those holders registered would hold the land until the end of time. Hence, conjecturally, the surname is descended from the tenant of the lands of Quarmby, held by Ilbert de Lacy, a Norman Braon who was recorded in the Domesday Book census of 1086.

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Wharmby Spelling Variations


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Wharmby Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Wharmby, Warmby, Quarmby, Quarmbie, Warmbie, Wharmbee, Wharmbey, Warmbey, Warmley and many more.

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Wharmby Early History


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Wharmby Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Wharmby research. Another 205 words (15 lines of text) covering the year 1219 is included under the topic Early Wharmby History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Wharmby Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Wharmby Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Wharmby 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:

Wharmby Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Lydia Wharmby, who arrived in Maryland in 1682

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Contemporary Notables of the name Wharmby (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Wharmby (post 1700)



  • Tony Wharmby, American director, known for his work on NCIS (62 episodes)
  • Gordon Wharmby (1933-2002), British television actor, best known for the role of Wesley Pegden in the Britiah sitcom "Last of the Summer Wine"

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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)

Other References

  1. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
  2. Shirley, Evelyn Philip. Noble and Gentle Men of England Or Notes Touching The Arms and Descendants of the Ancient Knightley and Gentle Houses of England Arranged in their Respective Counties 3rd Edition. Westminster: John Bowyer Nichols and Sons, 1866. Print.
  3. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
  4. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
  5. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
  6. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
  7. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  8. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
  9. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
  10. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
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The Wharmby Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Wharmby 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 20 August 2015 at 08:48.

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