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Wilber Early Origins



The surname Wilber was first found in Lancashire where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. 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 1242 when William Wyldebar held estates in that shire.

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Wilber Spelling Variations


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Wilber Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Wildbore, Wildeboer, Wyldbore, Wilber, Wylber, Wyldebore, Wilebore and many more.

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Wilber Early History


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Wilber Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Wilber research. Another 290 words (21 lines of text) covering the years 1307, 1455, and 1487 are included under the topic Early Wilber History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Wilber Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Wilber Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Wilber Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Wilber Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Samuel Wilber, who landed in Boston, Massachusetts in 1633

Wilber Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Henry Wilber, who was naturalized in Indiana in 1848
  • J Wilber, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1851
  • T Wilber, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1851

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Contemporary Notables of the name Wilber (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Wilber (post 1700)



  • Reuben Wilber, American Democrat politician, Member of Pennsylvania State Senate 11th District, 1830-33
  • Mark D. Wilber, American politician, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of New York, 1885-89
  • George I. Wilber, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from New York, 1904
  • Eugene Wilber, American politician, Circuit Judge in Michigan 10th Circuit, 1894-99
  • David N. Wilber, American Democrat politician, Candidate for New York State Assembly from Dutchess County 2nd District, 1932
  • David Forrest Wilber (1859-1928), American Republican politician, U.S. Representative from New York 21st District, 1895-99; U.S. Consul in Barbados, 1903-05; Member of New York Republican State Committee, 1924-27
  • David Wilber (1820-1890), American Republican politician, U.S. Representative from New York, 1873-75, 1879-81, 1887-90
  • Cortland A. Wilber, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 1916; Candidate for U.S. Representative from New York 34th District, 1916
  • Roland Wilber, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Idaho, 1960
  • W. W. Wilber, American Republican politician, Presidential Elector for Pennsylvania, 1876; Presidential Elector for Pennsylvania, 1876
  • ... (Another 5 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
    2. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    3. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    4. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
    5. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
    6. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
    7. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    8. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    9. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
    10. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
    11. ...

    The Wilber Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Wilber Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 17 November 2015 at 11:21.

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