Wilmoth History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The Wilmoth surname evolved from a form of the personal name William.

Early Origins of the Wilmoth family

The surname Wilmoth was first found in Derbyshire where "for 350 years, the Derbyshire Wilmots, who have been honoured with three baronetcies, have been settled at Derby or at Cliaddesden in its neighbourhood. There were Wilmots in Cambridgeshire in the 13th century." [1]

Early records listed the name as both a forename and a surname. Walter Wilimot was listed in 1252 and Henry Wilmot was listed in the Hundredorum Rolls of 1279 for Cheshire. Thomas Wilmet was listed in the Assize Rolls for Kent in 1317. [2]

Early History of the Wilmoth family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Wilmoth research. Another 141 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1008, 1650, 1570, 1644, 1621, 1612, 1658, 1652, 1647, 1680, 1651, 1681, 1740 and 1614 are included under the topic Early Wilmoth History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Wilmoth Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Willmot, Wilmot, Wilmott, Willmott and others.

Early Notables of the Wilmoth family (pre 1700)

Notables of the family at this time include Charles Wilmot (c.1570-1644), created 1st Viscount Athlone on 4 June, 1621; as well as his son, Lieutenant-General Henry Wilmot (1612-1658), an English Cavalier, who fought for the Royalist cause during the Wars of the Three Kingdoms, and...
Another 45 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Wilmoth Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Ireland Migration of the Wilmoth family to Ireland

Some of the Wilmoth family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Another 39 words (3 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


United States Wilmoth migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Wilmoth Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Maggie Wilmoth, aged 19, who settled in America, in 1893
  • Margt. Wilmoth, aged 21, who landed in America, in 1893
  • Hannah Wilmoth, aged 48, who immigrated to America, in 1893
  • Wm. F. Wilmoth, aged 40, who landed in America, in 1896
Wilmoth Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Patk. Wilmoth, aged 30, who immigrated to the United States from Galsgow, in 1904
  • Henry Wilmoth, aged 42, who landed in America, in 1910
  • William F. Wilmoth, aged 45, who settled in New York, in 1914
  • John Wilmoth, aged 46, who landed in America, in 1919
  • J. Wilmoth, aged 47, who immigrated to the United States, in 1920
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Wilmoth (post 1700) +

  • Brigadier General Margaret C. "Peggy" Wilmoth PhD, RN, FAAN,, American inaugural Dean and Professor at the Byrdine F. Lewis School of Nursing and Health Professions at Georgia State University and Brigadier General in the United States Army Reserve
  • Frederick Wilmoth Hendricks (b. 1895), Trinidad and Tobago-born, American calypsonian


The Wilmoth 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: Quod vult valde valt
Motto Translation: What he wishes, he fervently wishes.


  1. ^ Guppy, Henry Brougham, Homes of Family Names in Great Britain. 1890. Print.
  2. ^ Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)


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