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Willbraham Early Origins



The surname Willbraham 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.

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Willbraham Spelling Variations


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Willbraham Spelling Variations



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

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Willbraham Early History


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Willbraham Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Willbraham research. Another 129 words (9 lines of text) covering the years 1579, 1643, 1601, 1660, 1630, 1692, 1654, 1679, 1681, 1632 and 1705 are included under the topic Early Willbraham History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Willbraham Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Willbraham Early Notables (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...

Another 40 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Willbraham 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 or some of its variants were: Thomas Wilbraham settled in Barbados in 1679; James, Saul, Thomas, Wilbraham arrived in Philadelphia between 1852 and 1866.

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Motto


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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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Willbraham Family Crest Products


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.

Other References

  1. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
  2. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
  3. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  4. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
  5. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
  6. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
  7. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
  8. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
  9. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
  10. Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
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The Willbraham Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Willbraham 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 February 2016 at 10:11.

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