The Wimberley surname is most likely of Anglo-Saxon
origin, and in its earliest forms appeared as Wynderlick and similar variants.
Early Origins of the Wimberley family
The surname Wimberley was first found in Winmarleigh, Lancashire
where they held a family seat
from very early times. The Domesday Book
lists a Wimbald and his four sons, as well as several listings of the name of Wimbaldlai. Bearers of this family name came to own land in Cheshire
and Lancaster. During the reign of Henry III (1216-1272,) Gregory de Wimberley held lands in Lancashire
, known as Winmarleigh. In 1344, a Thomas de Wimbersley, styled "le Gentil," became a part owner of the Winmarleigh manor.
Early History of the Wimberley family
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Wimberley Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Wimbaldesley, Wymbaldesley, Wimbaldsley, Wimbaldeslegh, Wimberley, Wimbersley, Wimberleigh, Wymbersley, Wemberesley, Whimberley, Winmarleigh, Wimbley, Wembly, Winberry, Wimberly and many more.
Early Notables of the Wimberley family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Wimberley family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: John Wimberly, who received a land grant of 300 acres in Nansemond County, Virginia in 1672; and an additional 400 acre land grant in 1673 for paying the passage of other persons to the Virginia Colony, William Wimberly and Peter Wimberly, who arrived in Virginia in 1672 as indentured servants of Thomas Milner, who received his land grant on Dumplin Island, Nansemond County. The 1820 census of Georgia shows several bearers of the name Wimberly in Burke and Jones counties.
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Contemporary Notables of the name Wimberley (post 1700)
- Frank J. Wimberley, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Georgia, 1908 CITATION[CLOSE]
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- Amos Darryl Wimberley (b. 1949), American writer
- John M. Wimberley (b. 1945), American photographer and artist
- Major-General Douglas Neil Wimberley CB, DSO, MC (1896-1983), Scottish officer in the British Army, Commander of the 51st (Highland) Division at the Second Battle of El Alamein