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Wymbs Early Origins



The surname Wymbs was first found in Fife, where they held a family seat from very ancient times as Lords of the Castle of Wemyss, so named from the Gaelic word Uamch (a cave) derived from the lands and cliffs in which caves abound on the seashore.

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Wymbs Spelling Variations


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Wymbs Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Wemyss, Weems, Wemys, Wemes and others.

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Wymbs Early History


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Wymbs Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Wymbs research. Another 375 words (27 lines of text) covering the years 1251, 1286, 1484, 1605, 1608, 1609, 1617, 1596, 1617, 1669, 1625, 1672, 1579, 1636, 1608, 1649, 1610, 1679, 1659, 1705, 1678, 1720, 1657 and 1682 are included under the topic Early Wymbs History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Wymbs Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Wymbs Early Notables (pre 1700)



Notable amongst the Clan at this time was John Weemes (Weemse, Wemyss) (c.1579-1636), a minister at Church of Scotland, Hebrew scholar and exegete, educated at the University of St Andrews, appointed minister of Hutton, Berwickshire in 1608; John Wemyss (died 1649), the 1st Earl of Wemyss and Lord High Commissioner to...

Another 52 words (4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Wymbs Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Wymbs In Ireland


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Wymbs In Ireland



Some of the Wymbs family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 53 words (4 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


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Wymbs Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Michael Wymbs, aged 30, landed in New York, NY in 1803
  • Thomas Wymbs, aged 36, arrived in New York, NY in 1803
  • James Wymbs, who landed in Newport, Rhode Island in 1811
  • John Wymbs, aged 35, arrived in New York in 1812

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Contemporary Notables of the name Wymbs (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Wymbs (post 1700)



  • Norman E. Wymbs, American politician, Mayor of Boca Raton, Florida, 1971

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Motto


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Motto



The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Je pense
Motto Translation: I Think.


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    2. Donaldson, Gordon and Robert S. Morpeth. Who's Who In Scotish History. Wales: Welsh Academic Press, 1996. Print. (ISBN 186057-0054).
    3. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    4. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
    5. Moncrieffe, Sir Ian of That Ilk and Don Pottinger. Clan Map Scotland of Old. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1983. Print.
    6. Warner, Philip Warner. Famous Scottish Battles. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1996. Print. (ISBN 0-76070-004-4).
    7. Scots Kith and Kin And Illustrated Map Revised 2nd Edition. Edinburgh: Clan House/Albyn. Print.
    8. Moody David. Scottish Family History. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1994. Print. (ISBN 0806312688).
    9. Barrow, G.W.S Ed. Acts of Malcom IV 1153-65 Volume I Regesta Regum Scottorum 1153-1424. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 1960. Print.
    10. Fulton, Alexander. Scotland and Her Tartans: The Romantic Heritage of the Scottish Clans and Families. Godalming: Bramley, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-86283-880-0).
    11. ...

    The Wymbs Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Wymbs 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 15 January 2016 at 11:29.

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