Woolman History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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Early Origins of the Woolman family
The surname Woolman was first found in Hampshire at Woolmer, between Liphook and Bordon. The surrounding Woolmer (Wolmer) Forest, is a Royal forest. Woolmer Green is a small village and civil parish in Hertfordshire.
"The surname is more probably from the Anglo-Saxon personal name Wulmer." 
The earliest record of the family was found at the time of the Domesday Book of 1086 when Wlmer, Vlfmer, Wlmer were all listed at that time  A few years later, Ulmer Aeltredes was listed in Suffolk c. 1095.  This latter source also notes that the name could have been derived "from a lost Wolmoor in Ormskirk, Lancashire 'wolves moor'. "  But he also concurs that the aforementioned Woolmer Forest origin may be a possibility. Woolmore Fram in Melksham, Wiltshire was derived from "wolves' pool."
Early History of the Woolman family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Woolman research. Another 172 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1246, 1097, 1246, 1537, 1478, 1510, 1512, 1632, 1692, 1655, 1718, 1685, 1755, 1720 and 1772 are included under the topic Early Woolman History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Woolman Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Wolmer, Woolmer, Wollmore, Woolman, Ullmer, Ulmer, Wollmer, Wulmar, Wulmare, Wilmore, Wilmer, Wilmere, Wulmere, Woolmore, Woolmore, Wollmor and many more.
Early Notables of the Woolman family (pre 1700)
Outstanding amongst the family at this time was Richard Wolman or Woleman (d. 1537), English divine, Dean of Wells, presumed to have been the son of Richard Wolman, cater to John Howard, duke of Norfolk. "There was a family of the name at Alderford, Norfolk. In 1478 Richard Wolman was a member of Corpus Christi College, Cambridge. He also studied abroad, being entered in the...
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Woolman migration to the United States +
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Woolman Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
- Richard Woolman, who landed in Maryland in 1649 
- Eleanor Woolman, who landed in Maryland in 1674 
- John Woolman, who arrived in New Jersey in 1678 
- Sarah Woolman, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1682 
- Gilbert Woolman, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1683 
Woolman Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Henry Woolman, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1844 
Woolman migration to Australia +
Emigration to Australia
followed the First Fleets
of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:
Woolman Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
- Henry Woolman a sailmaker, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Navarino" in 1837 
- Margaret Woolman, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Navarino" in 1837 
- Daniel Woolman, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Navarino" in 1837 
- Hannah Woolman, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Navarino" in 1837 
- Peter Woolman, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Navarino" in 1837 
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Contemporary Notables of the name Woolman (post 1700) +
- Eugenia Woolman (1916-2007), American collage and collograph artist
- John Woolman (1720-1772), American Quaker preacher and reformer, an early abolitionist, son of Samuel Woolman, a Quaker farmer of Northampton, Burlington county, West Jersey 
- Steven Woolman, American illustrator, best known for his work on The Watertower, a 1994 children's picture book
- Harry Simon Woolman (1909-1996), American stuntman who specialized in motorcycle jumps, car crashes, and pyrotechnics, active from the 1930s through the early 1960s
- Collett Everman Woolman (1889-1966), American businessman, one of four founders of Delta Air Service, now known as Delta Air Lines
- Stephen Errol Woolman (b. 1953), Lord Woolman, a Scottish legal academic, Senator of the College of Justice (2008-)
Related Stories +
- ^ Lower, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.
- ^ Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
- ^ Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
- ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
- ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) NAVARINO 1837. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1837Navarino.htm
- ^ Wikisource contributors. "Dictionary of National Biography, 1885-1900." Wikisource . Wikisource , 4 Jun. 2018. Web. 13 Feb. 2019