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Wilmes Early Origins



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.

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Wilmes Spelling Variations


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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.

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Wilmes Early History


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Wilmes Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Wilmes research. Another 255 words (18 lines of text) covering the years 1455 and 1487 are included under the topic Early Wilmes History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Wilmes Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Wilmes Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Wilmes 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:

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 emigrated to the United States, in 1896

Wilmes Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Franz J. Wilmes, aged 46, who emigrated 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 emigrated to the United States, in 1910
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Wilmes (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Wilmes (post 1700)



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

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
    2. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
    3. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    4. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
    5. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    6. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
    7. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
    8. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
    9. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
    10. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
    11. ...

    The Wilmes Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Wilmes 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 22 April 2012 at 15:56.

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