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The origins of the name Wiman are with the Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. The name is derived from the Old English personal name Wigmund, meaning man of war.

Wiman Early Origins



The surname Wiman was first found in Sussex where they held a family seat from very ancient times, before and after the Norman Conquest of 1066.

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Wiman Spelling Variations


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Wiman Spelling Variations



The first dictionaries that appeared in the last few hundred years did much to standardize the English language. Before that time, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. The language was changing, incorporating pieces of other languages, and the spelling of names changed with it. Wiman has been spelled many different ways, including Wyman, Wyeman and others.

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Wiman Early History


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Wiman Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Wiman research. Another 313 words (22 lines of text) covering the year 1520 is included under the topic Early Wiman History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Wiman Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Wiman Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Wiman 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:

Wiman Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Freeman Wiman, who landed in Canada in 1828
  • Chauncy Wiman, who arrived in Canada in 1832
  • Horace Wiman, who arrived in Canada in 1834

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Contemporary Notables of the name Wiman (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Wiman (post 1700)



  • Vaughn L. Wiman, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Kentucky, 1944
  • Pat Wiman, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from California, 1988

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Wiman Family Crest Products


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Wiman Family Crest Products




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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    2. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
    3. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    4. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
    5. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
    6. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
    7. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
    8. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
    9. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    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 Wiman Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Wiman 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 26 January 2016 at 09:24.

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