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The Willmot surname evolved from a form of the personal name William.

Willmot Early Origins



The surname Willmot was first found in Derbyshire where they held a family seat from very early times, probably about the 12th century.

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Willmot Spelling Variations


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Willmot Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Willmot, Wilmot, Wilmott, Willmott and others.

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Willmot Early History


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Willmot Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Willmot research. Another 281 words (20 lines of text) covering the years 1008, 1650, 1570, 1644, 1621, 1612, 1658, 1652, 1647, 1680, 1651, 1681, 1740 and 1614 are included under the topic Early Willmot History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Willmot Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Willmot Early Notables (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 Willmot Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Willmot In Ireland


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Willmot In Ireland



Some of the Willmot family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 67 words (5 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included 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: 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.

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Contemporary Notables of the name Willmot (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Willmot (post 1700)



  • Donald Gilpin "Bud" Willmot (1916-1994), Canadian businessman, and philanthropist

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Willmot Historic Events


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Willmot Historic Events




Empress of Ireland

  • Miss Eliza Willmot (1876-1914), British Second Class Passenger returning from Campbellford, Ontario, Canada who survived the sinking on the Empress of Ireland on May 29th 1914

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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: Quod vult valde valt
Motto Translation: What he wishes, he fervently wishes.


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Willmot Family Crest Products


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    2. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
    3. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
    4. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    5. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
    6. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    7. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
    8. 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.
    9. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin . Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
    10. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
    11. ...

    The Willmot Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Willmot 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 13 November 2014 at 16:21.

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