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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 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 26) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Pat Wiman, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from California, 1988 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 26) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html

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Wiman Family Crest Products


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 26) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html

Other References

  1. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. 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. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
  4. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
  5. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
  6. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
  7. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
  8. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
  9. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  10. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. 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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