Show ContentsWiemund History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Wiemund is an ancient Anglo-Saxon name that is derived from the Anglo-Saxon personal name Wigmund, meaning man of war. [1]

Early Origins of the Wiemund family

The surname Wiemund was first found in Sussex but "Wymond and Wymund occurred as surnames in Oxfordshire, Bucks, Gloucestershire, and Norfolk during the 13th century." [2]

Early History of the Wiemund family

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Wiemund Spelling Variations

Wiemund has been spelled many different ways. Before English spelling became standardized over the last few hundred years, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. As the English language changed in the Middle Ages, absorbing pieces of Latin and French, as well as other languages, the spelling of people's names also changed considerably, even over a single lifetime. Many variations of the name Wiemund have been found, including Wyman, Wyeman and others.

Early Notables of the Wiemund family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Wiemund family

In an attempt to escape the chaos experienced in England, many English families boarded overcrowded and diseased ships sailing for the shores of North America and other British colonies. Those families hardy enough, and lucky enough, to make the passage intact were rewarded with land and a social environment less prone to religious and political persecution. Many of these families became important contributors to the young colonies in which they settled. Early immigration and passenger lists have documented some of the first Wiemunds to arrive on North American shores: John and Francis Wyman who settled in Charlestown Massachusetts in 1630; Mr. Wyman settled in Boston Massachusetts in 1768; John Wyman settled in Boston Massachusetts in 1766.

  1. Lower, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.
  2. Guppy, Henry Brougham, Homes of Family Names in Great Britain. 1890. Print. on Facebook