Whatmore History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Whatmore family

The surname Whatmore was first found in Yorkshire where they held a family seat. 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 1305 when Robert Wattersmaghe held estates in Yorkshire.

Early History of the Whatmore family

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Whatmore Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Whatmough, Watmough, Watmore, Whatmore, Whatmouth, Watmouth, Whatmoor, Watmuff, Watmow, Whatmow, Whatmough, Watmough, Whatmoughe and many more.

Early Notables of the Whatmore family (pre 1700)

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United States Whatmore migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Whatmore Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Ada Whatmore, aged 32, who settled in America, in 1893
Whatmore Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Agnes Whatmore, aged 35, who immigrated to the United States from Kidderminster, England, in 1911
  • James E. Whatmore, aged 23, who immigrated to America, in 1918
  • Frank Montague Whatmore, aged 22, who landed in America, in 1920
  • William Whatmore, aged 45, who landed in America from Bombay, India, in 1921

Contemporary Notables of the name Whatmore (post 1700) +

  • Ernest L. "Ernie" Whatmore (1900-1991), English professional association footballer
  • Neil Whatmore (b. 1955), English former football striker
  • Sarah Louise Whatmore (b. 1981), English singer
  • Sarah Whatmore, Professor of Environment and Public Policy at Oxford University
  • Arthur Reginald "A. R." Whatmore (1889-1960), British actor, playwright and producer of plays
  • Davenell Frederick Whatmore (b. 1954), Sri Lanka-born, Australian retired international cricketer

Empress of Ireland
  • Captain Giovanni Whatmore (1889-1914), Canadian Second Class Passenger from Toronto, Ontario, Canada who was traveling aboard the Empress of Ireland and died in the sinking [1]


  1. ^ Commemoration Empress of Ireland 2014. (Retrieved 2014, June 17) . Retrieved from http://www.empress2014.ca/seclangen/listepsc1.html


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