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Wilmer Early Origins



The surname Wilmer was first found in Lincolnshire where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. After the Battle of Hastings in 1066, William, Duke of Normandy, having prevailed over King Harold, granted most of Britain to his many victorious Barons. It was not uncommon to find a Baron, or a Bishop, with 60 or more Lordships scattered throughout the country. These he gave to his sons, nephews and other junior lines of his family and they became known as under-tenants. They adopted the Norman system of surnames which identified the under-tenant with his holdings so as to distinguish him from the senior stem of the family. After many rebellious wars between his Barons, Duke William, commissioned a census of all England to determine in 1086, settling once and for all, who held which land. He called the census the Domesday Book, [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
indicating that those holders registered would hold the land until the end of time. Hence, conjecturally, the surname is descended from the tenant of the lands of Swinstead, held by Walter d'Aincourt, a Norman noble who was recorded in the Domesday Book census of 1086.

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Wilmer Spelling Variations


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Wilmer 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.

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Wilmer Early History


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Wilmer Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Wilmer research. Another 343 words (24 lines of text) covering the years 1246, 1097, 1246, 1632, 1692, 1655, 1718, 1685, 1755, 1720 and 1772 are included under the topic Early Wilmer History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Wilmer Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Wilmer Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 33 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Wilmer Notables 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 were:

Wilmer Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • John Wilmer, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1682

Wilmer Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Anton Wilmer, who arrived in New York in 1709
  • James Wilmer, who landed in Maryland in 1773

Wilmer Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Gotleib Wilmer, aged 25, landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1845
  • Helena Johanna Wilmer, who arrived in America in 1845
  • Arnold Wilmer, who landed in America in 1847
  • Eberh Wilmer, who arrived in America in 1847
  • M G Wilmer, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1850

Wilmer Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Henry Wilmer, aged 47, arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Coromandel"

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Contemporary Notables of the name Wilmer (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Wilmer (post 1700)



  • Douglas Wilmer (1920-2016), English actor, best known for playing Sherlock Holmes in the 1965 TV series

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Wilmer Historic Events


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Wilmer Historic Events




RMS Lusitania

  • Mr. William Wilmer, English Pantry Steward from England, who worked aboard the RMS Lusitania and survived the sinking

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Wilmer Family Crest Products


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Wilmer Family Crest Products




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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)

Other References

  1. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
  2. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
  3. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
  4. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
  5. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
  6. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
  7. Crispin, M. Jackson and Leonce Mary. Falaise Roll Recording Prominent Companions of William Duke of Normandy at the Conquest of England. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  8. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
  9. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
  10. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
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The Wilmer Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Wilmer 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 1 April 2016 at 14:42.

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