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Wilbur History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



Early Origins of the Wilbur family


The surname Wilbur was first found in Huntingdonshire, where the name appeared in the 13th century. The name Wilbur, like many surnames, comes from a personal name, in this case the Old English name Wilbeorht, which meant "will-bright." The personal version of the name was uncommon, even in its early days and had faded into near non-existence by the time the surname first appeared. Though the personal name did not appear in any records beyond the 11th century, it must have still been in use, probably by peasants, since the Wilbur name no doubt originates from it.

Early History of the Wilbur family


This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Wilbur research.
Another 65 words (5 lines of text) covering the years 1279, 1595, 1656, 1622 and 1678 are included under the topic Early Wilbur History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Wilbur Spelling Variations


Spelling variations of this family name include: Wilbur, Willbur, Wilbeorht, Wylbert, Wilbert and others.

Early Notables of the Wilbur family (pre 1700)


Notables of this surname at this time include: Samuel Wilbore (c. 1595-1656) from Exssex, one of the founding settlers of Portsmouth in the Colony of Rhode Island...
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Migration of the Wilbur family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Wilbur Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Samuel Wilbur, who arrived in Boston, Massachusetts in 1633 [1]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)

Wilbur Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • R B Wilbur, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1850 [1]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)
  • M Wilbur, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1851 [1]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)

Wilbur Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • David Wilbur, who settled in Nova Scotia in 1760
  • David Wilbur, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1760

Contemporary Notables of the name Wilbur (post 1700)


  • Richard Purdy Wilbur (1921-2017), American Poetry Laureate and two-time pulitzer prize winner, 1957 and 1989
  • Claire "Catt" Wilbur (1933-2004), American actress of stage and screen and Academy Award winning producer
  • Crane Wilbur (1886-1973), American writer, actor and director, best remembered for playing Harry Marvin in The Perils of Pauline (1914)
  • Curtis Dwight Wilbur (1867-1954), American 43rd Secretary of the Navy
  • Colonel William Hale Wilbur (1888-1979), American officer awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor in 1942
  • Ray Lyman Wilbur (1875-1949), American medical doctor, 3rd President of Stanford University, 31st United States Secretary of the Interior
  • Edward P. Wilbur, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Massachusetts, 1888 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 9) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • David F. Wilbur, American politician, U.S. Consul in Barbados, 1904-05 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 9) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Daniel W. Wilbur, American Republican politician, Mayor of Poughkeepsie, New York, 1915-16 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 9) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Curtis Dwight Wilbur (1867-1954), American politician, Secretary of the Navy, 1924-29; Judge of U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit, 1929-31 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 9) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • ... (Another 20 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations


  1. ^ 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)
  2. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 9) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html

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