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Whyman History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



Whyman is an ancient Anglo-Saxon surname that came from the Old English personal name Wigmund, meaning man of war.


Early Origins of the Whyman family


The surname Whyman was first found in Sussex where they held a family seat from very ancient times, before and after the Norman Conquest of 1066.

Early History of the Whyman family


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Another 128 words (9 lines of text) covering the year 1520 is included under the topic Early Whyman History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Whyman 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. Whyman has been recorded under many different variations, including Wyman, Wyeman and others.

Early Notables of the Whyman family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Whyman family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Whyman Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Miss Susan Whyman, (b. 1857), aged 1 year 6 months, British settler travelling from Gravesend aboard the ship "Mystery" arriving in Lyttelton, Christchurch, South Island, New Zealand on 29th March 1859 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 17th October 2018). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html
  • Miss Fanny Whyman, (b. 1848), aged 10 years 6 months, British settler travelling from Gravesend aboard the ship "Mystery" arriving in Lyttelton, Christchurch, South Island, New Zealand on 29th March 1859 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 17th October 2018). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html
  • Mr. Thomas Whyman, (b. 1815), aged 43, British mariner travelling from Gravesend aboard the ship "Mystery" arriving in Lyttelton, Christchurch, South Island, New Zealand on 29th March 1859 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 17th October 2018). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html
  • Mrs. Jane Whyman, (b. 1816), aged 42, British settler travelling from Gravesend aboard the ship "Mystery" arriving in Lyttelton, Christchurch, South Island, New Zealand on 29th March 1859 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 17th October 2018). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html
  • Mr. Thomas Whyman, (b. 1841), aged 17, British boatman travelling from Gravesend aboard the ship "Mystery" arriving in Lyttelton, Christchurch, South Island, New Zealand on 29th March 1859 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 17th October 2018). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Whyman (post 1700)


  • Kevin Whyman (1975-2015), English rower and air pilot who was killed in an aviation accident at the 2015 CarFest
  • Erica Whyman OBE (b. 1969), English theatre director, Artistic Director at the Royal Shakespeare Company (2013-)
  • Phil Whyman (b. 1971), English musician, artist and television star
  • Alfred Whyman (b. 1884), English association footballer who played from 1905 to 1920
  • Matt Whyman, British Young adult fiction novelist
  • Djaran Whyman (b. 1983), Australian rules footballer

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  1. ^ New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 17th October 2018). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html


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