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Wilman History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



The ancient Anglo-Saxon culture of England produced the name of Wilman. It was given to a wild man. A broad and miscellaneous class of surnames, nickname surnames referred to a characteristic of the first person who used the name. They can describe the bearer's favored style of clothing, appearance, habits, or character.

Early Origins of the Wilman family


The surname Wilman was first found in Berkshire where they held a family seat from very ancient times and were Lords of the manor of Beaucot, before and after the Norman Conquest in 1066. Some of the first records of the name include John Wildeman who was listed on the Close Rolls during the reign of King Richard II, which lasted from 1377 to 1399 and the Yorkshire Poll Tax Rolls of 1379 lists Willelmus Wyldman.

Early History of the Wilman family


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Wilman Spelling Variations


One relatively recent invention that did much to standardize English spelling was the printing press. However, before its invention even the most literate people recorded their names according to sound rather than spelling. The spelling variations under which the name Wilman has appeared include Wildman, Wyldman, Wileman and others.

Early Notables of the Wilman family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Wilman family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Wilman Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Abigail Wilman, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1750

The Wilman 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: Tentenda via est
Motto Translation: The way must be tried.


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