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Wilbraham History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



Early Origins of the Wilbraham family


The surname Wilbraham was first found in Cheshire where they were descended from Sir Richard Wilburgham who was Lord of Wymincham, the Sheriff of Chester. Many of the family were found in the township of Fadiley in the union and hundred of Nantwich. "This place was anciently esteemed an appendage of the manor of Baddiley, but the owners of Woodhey here had, at an early period, a manor which became vested in the earls of Dysart, by the marriage of the coheiress of Sir Thomas Wilbraham with Lionel, Lord Huntingtower, in 1680. A domestic chapel was built at Woodhey by the relict of Sir Thomas Wilbraham, who, in 1703, endowed it with a rent-charge of £25. " [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.

Early History of the Wilbraham family


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Wilbraham Spelling Variations


Spelling variations of this family name include: Wilbraham, Wilburgham, Willbraham and others.

Early Notables of the Wilbraham family (pre 1700)


Notables of the family at this time include Sir Richard Wilbraham, 1st Baronet (1579-1643); Sir Thomas Wilbraham, 2nd Baronet (1601-1660); Sir Thomas Wilbraham, 3rd Baronet (1630-1692) High Sheriff of Staffordshire in 1654 and Member of Parliament for Stafford (1679-1681); and Lady Elizabeth...
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Migration of the Wilbraham family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Wilbraham Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Thomas Wilbraham, who settled in Barbados in 1679

Wilbraham Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • James, Saul, Thomas, Wilbraham, who arrived in Philadelphia between 1852 and 1866
  • Henry Wilbraham, who landed in Washington County, Pennsylvania in 1863 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • George Wilbraham, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1872 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Thomas James Wilbraham, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1879 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

Contemporary Notables of the name Wilbraham (post 1700)


  • Roger Bootle- Wilbraham (b. 1945), 7th Baron Skelmersdale
  • Lionel Bootle- Wilbraham (1896-1973), 6th Baron Skelmersdale
  • Arthur George Bootle- Wilbraham (1876-1969), 5th Baron Skelmersdale
  • Edward William Bootle- Wilbraham (1895-1930), 3rd Earl of Lathom, 4th Baron Skelmersdale
  • Edward George Bootle- Wilbraham (1864-1910), 2nd Earl of Lathom, 3rd Baron Skelmersdale
  • Edward Wilbraham (1837-1898), 1st Earl of Lathom, 2nd Baron Skelmersdale
  • Edward Bootle- Wilbraham (1837-1898), 2nd Baron Skelmersdale
  • Edward Bootle- Wilbraham (1771-1853), 1st Baron Skelmersdale
  • Sir Richard Baker Wilbraham (b. 1934), 8th Baronet, High Sheriff of Cheshire
  • Sir Randle John Baker Wilbraham (1906-1980), 7th Baronet
  • ... (Another 2 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

The Wilbraham Motto


The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: In portu quies
Motto Translation: There is rest in port.


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Citations


  1. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
  2. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

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