Early Origins of the Wilham family
The surname Wilham was first found in Somerset
where they held a family seat
from ancient times and the Chief branch resided at Ilchester, but the senior branched removed to Poundsford Park in that shire.
Welham is a parish, in the union of Mahket-Harborough, hundred of Gartree, S. division of the county of Leicester. CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print. ANd Welham is a village in the civil parish of Clarborough and Welham, in the district of Bassetlaw, Nottinghamshire. Both date back to the Domesday Book where they were listed as Weleham and Wellun, respectively. It is thought that the place names mean "homestead by the stream" and/or "place at the springs." CITATION[CLOSE]
Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
Early History of the Wilham family
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Wilham Spelling Variations
Early Notables of the Wilham family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Wilham family to Ireland
Some of the Wilham family moved to Ireland
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Migration of the Wilham family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Wilham Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Joseph Wilham, aged 19, who arrived in New York in 1812 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)
The Wilham 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: Dei providentia juvat
Motto Translation: The providence of God is our help.