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Wichman History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms


Origins Available: English, German


The Wichman surname is a habitation name, derived from any of various places so named.

Early Origins of the Wichman family


The surname Wichman was first found in Hampshire at Wickham, anciently spelt Wykeham, a village and civil parish which dates back to c. 925-941 when it was spelt Wicham. [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
By the time of the Domesday Book of 1086, it was listed as Wicheham. [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
This village was the birth place of William of Wykeham (c. 1320-1404), Bishop of Winchester and Chancellor of England. He founded New College Oxford and New College School in 1379, and later founded Winchester College in 1382. [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
The place name literally means "homestead associated with a vicus (reference to its ancient Roman settlement)." [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
"[Birchanger in Essex] was given by Richard II. to William of Wykeham, for the endowment of New College, Oxford, the Warden and Fellows of which are the present proprietors." [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
The parish of Garsington in Oxfordshire was another ancient family seat. "The church [of Garsington], an ancient and venerable structure, contains some handsome monuments to the family of Wickham." [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.

Early History of the Wichman family


This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Wichman research.
Another 221 words (16 lines of text) covering the years 1218, 1305, 1400, 1584, 1595, 1539, 1595, 1584, 1595, 1595 and 1335 are included under the topic Early Wichman History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Wichman Spelling Variations


Spelling variations of this family name include: Wickham, Wickombe, Wycombe, Wickholm, Wigham, Wickcombe, Wigholm, Wickholme, Wykham, Wyckham, Wygholme, Wiggam, Wiggham and many more.

Early Notables of the Wichman family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Wichman family to Ireland


Some of the Wichman family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Wichman family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Wichman Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Jacob Wichman, who emigrated to Philadelphia in 1773

Wichman Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Henry Wichman, who was on record in New York in 1866

Wichman Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • John Wichman, who was on record in the census of Ontario in 1871

Contemporary Notables of the name Wichman (post 1700)


  • Glenn R. Wichman (b. 1960), American software developer, one of the original creators of the computer game Rogue
  • Adalin Wichman (1922-2013), American sculptor and artist
  • Sharon Lynn Wichman (b. 1952), American gold medalist swimmer at the 1968 Summer Olympics, inducted into the International Swimming Hall of Fame in 1991
  • Joost Wichman (b. 1978), Dutch gold and bronze medalist professional mountainbiker at the 2011 and 2013 World Championships

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Citations


  1. ^ Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
  2. ^ Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
  3. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.

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