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Wilmore Early Origins



The surname Wilmore was first found in Hampshire at Woolmer, between Liphook and Bordon. The surrounding Woolmer (Wolmer) Forest, is a Royal forest. Woolmer Green is a small village and civil parish in Hertfordshire.

"The surname is more probably from the Anglo-Saxon personal name Wulmer." [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.

The earliest record of the family was found at the time of the Domesday Book of 1086 when Wlmer, Vlfmer, Wlmer were all listed at that time [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
A few years later, Ulmer Aeltredes was listed in Suffolk c. 1095. [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
This latter source also notes that the name could have been derived "from a lost Wolmoor in Ormskirk, Lancashire 'wolves moor'. " [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
But he also concurs that the aforementioned Woolmer Forest origin may be a possibility. Woolmore Fram in Melksham, Wiltshire was derived from "wolves' pool."


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Wilmore Spelling Variations


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Wilmore 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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Wilmore Early History


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Wilmore Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Wilmore research. Another 288 words (21 lines of text) covering the years 1246, 1097, 1246, 1632, 1692, 1655, 1718, 1685, 1755, 1720 and 1772 are included under the topic Early Wilmore History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Wilmore Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Wilmore Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 33 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Wilmore Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Wilmore In Ireland


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Wilmore In Ireland



Some of the Wilmore family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 74 words (5 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included 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:

Wilmore Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Joseph Wilmore, who landed in Wellington, New Zealand in 1841
  • Joseph Wilmore, aged 30, a shepherd, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Catherine Stewart Forbes" in 1841
  • Jane Wilmore, aged 23, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Catherine Stewart Forbes" in 1841

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Contemporary Notables of the name Wilmore (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Wilmore (post 1700)



  • Gayraud Stephen Wilmore (b. 1921), American writer, historian, ethicist, educator, and theologian, known for his contributions to black theology
  • Marc Wilmore, American television writer, producer, actor, comedian, writer and producer for The Simpsons
  • Larry Wilmore (b. 1961), American Peabody Award, Emmy Award and Humanitas Prize winning writer, actor and television producer, best known for his work on The Bernie Mac Show
  • Barry Eugene "Butch" Wilmore (b. 1962), NASA Astronaut with over 259 hours in space [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    NASA Astronauts Homepage. (Retrieved 2010, September 27) Barry Wilmore. Retrieved from http://www.jsc.nasa.gov/Bios/htmlbios/wilmore-be.html

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.
  2. ^ Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
  3. ^ Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
  4. ^ NASA Astronauts Homepage. (Retrieved 2010, September 27) Barry Wilmore. Retrieved from http://www.jsc.nasa.gov/Bios/htmlbios/wilmore-be.html

Other References

  1. 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.
  2. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
  3. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  4. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
  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. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
  8. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
  9. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
  10. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
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The Wilmore Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Wilmore 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 12 April 2017 at 07:31.

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