Anglo-Saxon origin, and in its earliest forms appeared as Wynderlick and similar variants.
Early Origins of the Wimbley family
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 Wimbley family
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Wimbley Spelling Variations
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 Wimbley family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Wimbley 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. For more reading about bearers of this family name, we recommend ".
Contemporary Notables of the name Wimbley (post 1700)
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