Wyman History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Wyman is a name of Anglo-Saxon origin and came from the Anglo-Saxon personal name Wigmund, meaning man of war. [1]

Early Origins of the Wyman family

The surname Wyman was first found in Sussex but "Wymond and Wymund occurred as surnames in Oxfordshire, Bucks, Gloucestershire, and Norfolk during the 13th century." [2]

Early History of the Wyman family

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Wyman Spelling Variations

Spelling variations in names were a common occurrence before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate spelled their names differently as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Wyman have been found, including Wyman, Wyeman and others.

Early Notables of the Wyman family (pre 1700)

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Wyman Ranking

In the United States, the name Wyman is the 2,520th most popular surname with an estimated 12,435 people with that name. [3]


United States Wyman migration to the United States +

Families began migrating abroad in enormous numbers because of the political and religious discontent in England. Often faced with persecution and starvation in England, the possibilities of the New World attracted many English people. Although the ocean trips took many lives, those who did get to North America were instrumental in building the necessary groundwork for what would become for new powerful nations. Among the first immigrants of the name Wyman, or a variant listed above to cross the Atlantic and come to North America were :

Wyman Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • John and Francis Wyman who settled in Charlestown Massachusetts in 1630
  • Francis Wyman, who arrived in Charlestown, Massachusetts in 1635 [4]
  • John Wyman, who landed in Woburn, Massachusetts in 1644 [4]
Wyman Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Rudi Wyman, who arrived in Carolina in 1743 [4]
  • John Wyman, who settled in Boston Massachusetts in 1766
  • Mr. Wyman, who settled in Boston Massachusetts in 1768
Wyman Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • James Wyman, aged 23, who arrived in Connecticut in 1812 [4]
  • George Wyman, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1856 [4]

Canada Wyman migration to Canada +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Wyman Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
  • Ebenezer Wyman, who landed in Canada in 1830

Australia Wyman migration to Australia +

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Wyman Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Mr. Joseph Wyman, (b. 1796), aged 41, English weaver who was convicted in Gloucester, Gloucestershire, England for 14 years for stealing, transported aboard the "Blenheim" on 11th March 1837, arriving in Tasmania (Van Diemen's Land), he died in 1843 [5]
  • John Wyman, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Mariner" in 1847 [6]
  • Robert Wyman, aged 30, a labourer, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Catherine" in 1851 [7]
  • Sophia Wyman, aged 27, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Catherine" in 1851 [7]
  • Robert Wyman, aged 30, a labourer, who arrived in South Australia in 1851 aboard the ship "Catherine" [7]

Contemporary Notables of the name Wyman (post 1700) +

  • Jeffries Wyman (1814-1874), American naturalist and anatomist
  • John Wyman, American actor, best known for his role in the James Bond film "For Your Eyes Only"
  • Loraine Wyman (1885-1937), American folksinger, dulcimer player
  • Jane Wyman (1917-2007), Academy Award-winning, Golden Globe-winning and Emmy-nominated American actress
  • F. D. Wyman, American politician, Member of South Dakota State Senate 3rd District, 1897-98 [8]
  • Eugene L. Wyman, American Democratic Party politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from California, 1964 [8]
  • Emory S. Wyman, American politician, Member of Nebraska State House of Representatives, 1899 [8]
  • Eliot U. Wyman, American politician, Delegate to New Hampshire State Constitutional Convention from Wolfeboro, 1956 [8]
  • Donel Wyman, American Democratic Party politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Wisconsin, 1996 [8]
  • Austin L. Wyman Jr. (1927-2001), American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Illinois, 1960 [8]
  • ... (Another 25 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)


Suggested Readings for the name Wyman +

  • Genealogy of the Wyman Family From Its First Settlement in America by Thomas Bellows Wyman.

  1. ^ Lower, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.
  2. ^ Guppy, Henry Brougham, Homes of Family Names in Great Britain. 1890. Print.
  3. ^ https://namecensus.com/most_common_surnames.htm
  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. ^ Convict Records Voyages to Australia (Retrieved 15th October 2020). Retrieved from https://convictrecords.com.au/ships/blenheim
  6. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) MARINER 1847. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1847Mariner.htm
  7. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) CATHERINE 1851. Retrieved http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1851Catherine.htm
  8. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 15) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


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