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

Wyman Early Origins



The surname Wyman was first found in Sussex where they held a family seat from very ancient times, before and after the Norman Conquest of 1066.

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Wyman Spelling Variations


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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.

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Wyman Early History


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Wyman Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Wyman research. Another 313 words (22 lines of text) covering the year 1520 is included under the topic Early Wyman History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Wyman Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Wyman Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Wyman 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



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
  • John Wyman, who landed in Woburn, Massachusetts in 1644

Wyman Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Rudi Wyman, who arrived in Carolina in 1743
  • John Wyman settled in Boston Massachusetts in 1766
  • Mr. Wyman settled in Boston Massachusetts in 1768

Wyman Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • James Wyman, aged 23, arrived in Connecticut in 1812
  • George Wyman, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1856

Wyman Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Ebenezer Wyman, who landed in Canada in 1830

Wyman Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • John Wyman arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Mariner" in 1847
  • Robert Wyman, aged 30, a labourer, arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Catherine" in 1851
  • Sophia Wyman, aged 27, arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Catherine" in 1851
  • Robert Wyman, aged 30, a labourer, arrived in South Australia in 1851 aboard the ship "Catherine"

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Contemporary Notables of the name Wyman (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Wyman (post 1700)



  • F. D. Wyman, American politician, Member of South Dakota State Senate 3rd District, 1897-98
  • Eugene L. Wyman, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from California, 1964
  • Emory S. Wyman, American politician, Member of Nebraska State House of Representatives, 1899
  • Eliot U. Wyman, American politician, Delegate to New Hampshire State Constitutional Convention from Wolfeboro, 1956
  • Donel Wyman, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Wisconsin, 1996
  • Austin L. Wyman Jr. (1927-2001), American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Illinois, 1960
  • A. L. Wyman, American politician, Member of South Dakota State House of Representatives 3rd District, 1909-10; Member of South Dakota State Senate 3rd District, 1911-12
  • Frank Wyman, American Republican politician, Postmaster at St. Louis, Missouri, 1903-09
  • Hastings Wyman Jr., American Republican politician, Chair of Aiken County Republican Party, 1965
  • Henry Wyman, American politician, Member of Michigan State House of Representatives from Lenawee County, 1845
  • ... (Another 25 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Suggested Readings for the name Wyman


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Suggested Readings for the name Wyman



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

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Wyman Family Crest Products


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
    2. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    3. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
    4. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
    5. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
    6. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    7. Crispin, M. Jackson and Leonce Mary. Falaise Roll Recording Prominent Companions of William Duke of Normandy at the Conquest of England. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    8. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    9. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    10. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
    11. ...

    The Wyman Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Wyman 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 8 November 2016 at 00:17.

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