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Where did the English Wimpy family come from? What is the English Wimpy family crest and coat of arms? When did the Wimpy family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Wimpy family history?

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Spelling variations of this family name include: Wimper, Wimpy, Wimpey, Whimpy, Whimpey, Whimper, Wimple, Wimpley and many more.

First found in Suffolk where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. The Saxon influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. But Saxon surnames survived and the family name was first referenced in the year 1325 when John Wimple then held lands.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Wimpy research. Another 266 words (19 lines of text) covering the years 1183, 1455, 1487, 1840, and 1865 are included under the topic Early Wimpy History in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Another 25 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Wimpy Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: the name represented in many forms and recorded from the mid 17th century in the great migration from Europe. Migrants settled in the eastern seaboard from Newfoundland, to Maine, to Virginia, the Carolinas, and to the islands..

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  • Hoyt Wimpy, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Georgia, 1956, 1960, 1964


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  8. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
  9. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
  10. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
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The Wimpy Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Wimpy 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.

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