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Wharmby History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



Early Origins of the Wharmby family


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.

Early History of the Wharmby family


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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.

Early Notables of the Wharmby family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Wharmby family to the New World and Oceana


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 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

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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Citations


  1. ^ Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
  2. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

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