Wilmes History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Wilmes family

The surname Wilmes was first found in Gloucestershire where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. The Saxon influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. But Saxon surnames survived and the family name was first referenced in the 13th century when they granted and held lands.

Early History of the Wilmes family

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Wilmes Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Willesmose, Willesmot, Wilmescot, Wilmescott, Willemescot, Williscott, Willmescott, Willsmott and many more.

Early Notables of the Wilmes family (pre 1700)

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Wilmes Ranking

In the United States, the name Wilmes is the 14,441st most popular surname with an estimated 2,487 people with that name. [1]


United States Wilmes migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Wilmes Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Theodore Wilmes, aged 15, who settled in America, in 1892
  • J. B. Wilmes, aged 29, who landed in America, in 1895
  • Marie Wilmes, aged 8, who settled in America, in 1895
  • Peter Wilmes, aged 31, who immigrated to the United States, in 1896
Wilmes Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Franz J. Wilmes, aged 46, who immigrated to the United States, in 1903
  • Glen Wilmes, aged 2, who landed in America, in 1906
  • Mrs. J. G. Wilmes, aged 34, who landed in America, in 1906
  • Madeline Wilmes, aged 31, who landed in America, in 1908
  • Wilhelm Wilmes, aged 43, who immigrated to the United States, in 1910
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Wilmes (post 1700) +

  • Gary Wilmes, American actor, best known for his role in Salt (2010)


  1. ^ https://namecensus.com/most_common_surnames.htm


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