Willmore History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Willmore family

The surname Willmore was first found in Hampshire at Woolmer, between Liphook and Bordon. The surrounding Woolmer (Wolmer) Forest, is a Royal forest. Woolmer Green is a small village and civil parish in Hertfordshire.

"The surname is more probably from the Anglo-Saxon personal name Wulmer." [1]

The earliest record of the family was found at the time of the Domesday Book of 1086 when Wlmer, Vlfmer, Wlmer were all listed at that time [2] A few years later, Ulmer Aeltredes was listed in Suffolk c. 1095. [3] This latter source also notes that the name could have been derived "from a lost Wolmoor in Ormskirk, Lancashire 'wolves moor'. " [3] But he also concurs that the aforementioned Woolmer Forest origin may be a possibility. Woolmore Fram in Melksham, Wiltshire was derived from "wolves' pool."

Early History of the Willmore family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Willmore research. Another 172 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1246, 1097, 1246, 1537, 1478, 1510, 1512, 1632, 1692, 1655, 1718, 1685, 1755, 1720 and 1772 are included under the topic Early Willmore History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Willmore Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Wolmer, Woolmer, Wollmore, Woolman, Ullmer, Ulmer, Wollmer, Wulmar, Wulmare, Wilmore, Wilmer, Wilmere, Wulmere, Woolmore, Woolmore, Wollmor and many more.

Early Notables of the Willmore family (pre 1700)

Outstanding amongst the family at this time was Richard Wolman or Woleman (d. 1537), English divine, Dean of Wells, presumed to have been the son of Richard Wolman, cater to John Howard, duke of Norfolk. "There was a family of the name at Alderford, Norfolk. In 1478 Richard Wolman was a member of Corpus Christi College, Cambridge. He also studied abroad, being entered in the...
Another 64 words (5 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Willmore Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

United States Willmore migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Willmore Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Charles Willmore, who landed in Maryland in 1676 [4]
Willmore Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Anthony Willmore, who landed in Virginia in 1701 [4]
Willmore Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Thomas Willmore, aged 29, who immigrated to the United States from London, England, in 1909
  • Laura Willmore, aged 27, who settled in America from Maidstone, England, in 1912
  • Vernon Willmore, aged 4, who immigrated to the United States from Maidstone, England, in 1912
  • John Willmore, aged 33, who landed in America from Hythe Kent, England, in 1913
  • Edith Willmore, aged 31, who landed in America from Hythe Kent, England, in 1913
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Willmore (post 1700) +

  • Ben Willmore, American photographer, author and founder of Digital Mastery
  • James Tibbits Willmore (1800-1863), English engraver, born at Erdington, near Handsworth, where his father, James Willmore, was a manufacturer of silver articles [5]
  • Thomas James Willmore (1919-2005), English geometer, best known for his work on Riemannian 3-space, eponym of Willmore energy
  • Jeffrey John Willmore (b. 1954), Canadian artist based in London, Ontario
  • Norman Alfred Willmore (1909-1965), Canadian provincial politician from Alberta, Member of the Legislative Assembly of Alberta (1944 to 1965)
  • Willmore Dewey Ashley (1886-1974), American politician, Delegate to New Hampshire State Constitutional Convention from New Ipswich, 1948 [6]

  1. ^ Lower, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.
  2. ^ Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
  3. ^ Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
  4. ^ 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)
  5. ^ Wikisource contributors. "Dictionary of National Biography, 1885-1900." Wikisource . Wikisource , 4 Jun. 2018. Web. 4 Feb. 2019
  6. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 8) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html

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