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Woolmer Early Origins



The surname Woolmer 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." [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.

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 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
A few years later, Ulmer Aeltredes was listed in Suffolk c. 1095. [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
This latter source also notes that the name could have been derived "from a lost Wolmoor in Ormskirk, Lancashire 'wolves moor'. " [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
But he also concurs that the aforementioned Woolmer Forest origin may be a possibility. Woolmore Fram in Melksham, Wiltshire was derived from "wolves' pool."


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Woolmer Spelling Variations


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Woolmer 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.

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Woolmer Early History


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Woolmer Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Woolmer research. Another 288 words (21 lines of text) covering the years 1246, 1097, 1246, 1632, 1692, 1655, 1718, 1685, 1755, 1720 and 1772 are included under the topic Early Woolmer History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Woolmer Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Woolmer Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 33 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Woolmer Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Woolmer In Ireland


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Woolmer In Ireland



Some of the Woolmer family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 74 words (5 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Woolmer Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Charles Woolmer, who landed in Arkansas in 1878 [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)

Woolmer Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Herbert Charles P. Woolmer, aged 33, originally from Kent, England, arrived in New York in 1905 aboard the ship "Baltic" from Liverpool, England [5]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JFWQ-3NL : 6 December 2014), Herbert Charles P. Woolmer, 18 Aug 1905; citing departure port Liverpool, arrival port New York, ship name Baltic, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  • Rose Woolmer, aged 29, originally from Sittingbourne, England, arrived in New York in 1907 aboard the ship "Baltic" from Liverpool, England [6]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JXK1-86F : 6 December 2014), Rose Woolmer, 21 Dec 1907; citing departure port Liverpool, arrival port New York, ship name Baltic, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  • A. Arthur Woolmer, aged 28, arrived in New York in 1921 aboard the ship "Romeo" from Manchester, England [7]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6VV-4Y8 : 6 December 2014), A. Arthur Woolmer, 28 May 1921; citing departure port Manchester, England, arrival port New York, ship name Romeo, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  • William Woolmer, aged 32, arrived in New York in 1923 aboard the ship "Aquitania" from Southampton, England [8]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JNQZ-HM8 : 6 December 2014), William Woolmer, 27 Apr 1923; citing departure port Southampton, arrival port New York, ship name Aquitania, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  • Edward E. Woolmer, aged 34, originally from Rochester, England, arrived in New York, N.Y. in 1923 aboard the ship "Fort Victoria" from Hamilton, Bermuda [9]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JNF8-HYM : 6 December 2014), Edward E. Woolmer, 28 May 1923; citing departure port Hamilton, Bermuda, arrival port New york, N.Y., ship name Fort Victoria, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

Woolmer Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Ellen Woolmer, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Caroline" in 1851 [10]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) CAROLINE 1851. Retrieved http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1851Caroline.gif
  • Jane Woolmer, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Caroline" in 1851 [10]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) CAROLINE 1851. Retrieved http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1851Caroline.gif
  • John Woolmer, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Caroline" in 1851 [10]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) CAROLINE 1851. Retrieved http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1851Caroline.gif

Woolmer Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • John B. Woolmer, aged 21, a labourer, who arrived in Nelson, New Zealand aboard the ship "Lady Nugent" in 1850

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Contemporary Notables of the name Woolmer (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Woolmer (post 1700)



  • Tony Woolmer (b. 1946), former English footballer who played from 1966 to 1972
  • Clarence Shirley Woolmer (b. 1910), former English cricketer
  • Alfred Joseph Woolmer (1805-1892), English painter; by the age of 60 he had 355 works at the Society of British Artists, 45 in the British Institution, and 12 in the Royal Academy
  • Professor Ronald Woolmer, British first Director of the Research Department of Anaesthetics at the Royal College of Surgeons, eponym of the Woolmer Lecture
  • Gordon Woolmer (1917-1999), Australian cricketer who played one first-class match for New South Wales in 1945
  • Lucas Scott "Luke" Woolmer (b. 1965), Australian politician, Member of the Queensland Legislative Assembly for Springwood (1995-1998)
  • Laurence Henry Woolmer (1906-1977), British prelate, Bishop of Lahore (1949-1968)
  • Kenneth John Woolmer (b. 1940), Baron Woolmer of Leeds is a British university lecturer and politician
  • Robert Andrew Woolmer (1948-2007), India-born, international cricketer, professional cricket coach and also a professional commentator

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Citations



  1. ^ Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.
  2. ^ Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
  3. ^ Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
  4. ^ 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)
  5. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JFWQ-3NL : 6 December 2014), Herbert Charles P. Woolmer, 18 Aug 1905; citing departure port Liverpool, arrival port New York, ship name Baltic, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  6. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JXK1-86F : 6 December 2014), Rose Woolmer, 21 Dec 1907; citing departure port Liverpool, arrival port New York, ship name Baltic, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  7. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6VV-4Y8 : 6 December 2014), A. Arthur Woolmer, 28 May 1921; citing departure port Manchester, England, arrival port New York, ship name Romeo, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  8. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JNQZ-HM8 : 6 December 2014), William Woolmer, 27 Apr 1923; citing departure port Southampton, arrival port New York, ship name Aquitania, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  9. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JNF8-HYM : 6 December 2014), Edward E. Woolmer, 28 May 1923; citing departure port Hamilton, Bermuda, arrival port New york, N.Y., ship name Fort Victoria, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  10. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) CAROLINE 1851. Retrieved http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1851Caroline.gif

Other References

  1. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
  2. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
  3. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
  4. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
  5. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
  6. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
  7. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
  8. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
  9. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
  10. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
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