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The Wimbley surname is most likely of Anglo-Saxon origin, and in its earliest forms appeared as Wynderlick and similar variants.

Wimbley Early Origins



The surname Wimbley 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.

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Wimbley Spelling Variations


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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.

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Wimbley Early History


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Wimbley Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Wimbley research. Another 230 words (16 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Wimbley History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Wimbley Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Wimbley Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 21 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Wimbley 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 or some of its variants were: John Wimberly, who received a land grant of 300 acres in Nansemond County, Virginia in 1672.

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Contemporary Notables of the name Wimbley (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Wimbley (post 1700)



  • Grover Wimbley, American Democrat politician, Candidate in primary for Michigan State Senate 5th District, 1978
  • Charles O. Wimbley, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from California, 1988

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    2. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
    3. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
    4. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
    5. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
    6. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    7. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    8. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
    9. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    10. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
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    The Wimbley Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Wimbley 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 09:27.

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