Early Origins of the Wilm family
The surname Wilm 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 Wilm family
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Wilm Spelling Variations
Early Notables of the Wilm family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Wilm family to Ireland
Some of the Wilm family moved to Ireland
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Migration of the Wilm family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Wilm Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
- Mr. William Hy Wilm, (b. 1853), aged 22, Cornish farm labourer departing on 29th April 1875 aboard the ship "Blairgowrie" arriving in Lyttelton, Canterbury, New Zealand on 22nd August 1875 CITATION[CLOSE]
Cornwall Online Parish Clerks. (Retrieved 2018, April 30). Emigrants to Lyttelton 1858-84 [PDF]. Retrieved from http://www.opc-cornwall.org/Resc/pdfs/new_zealand_assisted.pdf
The Wilm 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.