The Willmarth surname evolved from a form of the personal name
Early Origins of the Willmarth family
The surname Willmarth was first found in Derbyshire
where they held a family seat
from very early times, probably about the 12th century.
Early History of the Willmarth family
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Willmarth Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Willmot, Wilmot, Wilmott, Willmott and others.
Early Notables of the Willmarth family (pre 1700)
Notables of the family at this time include Charles Wilmot (c.1570-1644), created 1st Viscount Athlone
on 4 June, 1621; as well as his son, Lieutenant-General Henry Wilmot (1612-1658), an English Cavalier, who fought for the Royalist cause during the Wars of the Three Kingdoms, and... Another 45 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Willmarth Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Willmarth family to Ireland
Some of the Willmarth family moved to Ireland
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Migration of the Willmarth family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Edward Wilmott, who came to Virginia in 1635; Thomas and Susanna Wilmot, who settled in Virginia in 1648; Ann Wilmott and her husband, who settled in Virginia in 1650.
Contemporary Notables of the name Willmarth (post 1700)
- O. Barlow Willmarth (b. 1882), American president of the Colorado Carnotite Company
- Ensign Kenneth Willmarth (1914-1942), American sailor killed in action in 1942, eponym of the USS Willmarth (DE-638), a Buckley-class destroyer escort
The Willmarth 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: Quod vult valde valt
Motto Translation: What he wishes, he fervently wishes.